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Charge dropped against artist who wrote on art-banana wall

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Posted at 5:55 AM, Feb 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-28 05:55:44-05

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Charges have been dropped against an artist who scrawled a red message about sex offender Jeffrey Epstein on a wall where an artist had previously duct-taped a banana.

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Artist Rod Webber walked out of a Miami courthouse Thursday and declared victory as he took a bite out of a banana, peel and all. He says the case has been dismissed.

He was charged with criminal mischief in December when he wrote in lipstick, “Epstien didn't kill himself," on a blank wall where another artist had duct-taped a banana that sold for over $100,000 and was widely parodied on social media.