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Tapestry vandalism at the National Library

By 22 February 2012 9

ACT Policing arrested a man for throwing a cup of coffee onto a $300 000 tapestry on Monday morning (February 20) at the National Library of Australia.

The Myer Tapestry which had been donated to the Library was stained from the liquid. Laboratory staff at the library spent several hours cleaning it in an attempt to restore it.

About 9 am on Tuesday, 21 February, police were called to the National Library of Australia to view high quality CCTV footage of the incident and were able to identify the offender.

Police were later contacted by security at Questacon and located the man in the near vicinity.

After a search of the area, the man was located and arrested and a number of items were seized that were identified in the CCTV images.

The man was charged with Damaging Commonwealth Property and Possessing a Prohibited Substance and will face ACT Magistrates Court this morning. Police will be opposing bail.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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9 Responses to Tapestry vandalism at the National Library
#1
colourful sydney rac10:12 am, 28 Feb 12

what an absolute moron.

#2
Ben_Dover11:11 am, 28 Feb 12

Ben_Dover said :

The man was charged with Damaging Commonwealth Property and Possessing a Prohibited Substance

When was coffee prohibited?

#3
poetix11:42 am, 28 Feb 12

Ben_Dover said :

poetix said :

The man was charged with Damaging Commonwealth Property and Possessing a Prohibited Substance

When was coffee prohibited?

Since people started requesting an extra shot?

‘Sorry, sir, there’s too much ammunition in that coffee.’

‘You are a doppio, officer.’

#4
HenryBG12:26 pm, 28 Feb 12

poetix said :

Ben_Dover said :

HenryBG said :

The man was charged with Damaging Commonwealth Property and Possessing a Prohibited Substance

When was coffee prohibited?

Since people started requesting an extra shot?

‘Sorry, sir, there’s too much ammunition in that coffee.’

‘You are a doppio, officer.’

So it wasn’t a short black, then?

#5
Jivrashia1:07 pm, 28 Feb 12

Any relation to Pro Hart?

#6
bearlikesbeer1:36 pm, 28 Feb 12

“The court heard the accused man was the son of a member of the Stolen Generation, and his behaviour should be viewed through the context of an upbringing “torn apart” by a Government policy.”

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/alleged-tapestry-vandal-denied-bail-20120222-1tnso.html

#7
Chop711:53 pm, 28 Feb 12

did he say sorry?

#8
colourful sydney rac2:15 pm, 28 Feb 12

*sigh* I have long been a defender of the Tent Embassy, but f*** they make it hard for me.

#9
Deref2:22 pm, 28 Feb 12

bearlikesbeer said :

“The court heard the accused man was the son of a member of the Stolen Generation, and his behaviour should be viewed through the context of an upbringing “torn apart” by a Government policy.”

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/alleged-tapestry-vandal-denied-bail-20120222-1tnso.html

Oh. Well – that’s OK then.

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