Vandal defaces 'I Can't Breathe' artwork; artist takes action
Quick-thinking witnesses help police identify a suspect
Last updated 7/22/2020 at 2:37pm
The artist who created the "I Can't Breathe" art installation in Edmonds quickly repaired it Tuesday, July 14, after a vandal defaced it earlier in the day.
"I've heard some people were upset by the installation," said 18-year-old Christabel Jamison. "I was shocked that someone would actually take it that far to vandalize it."
According to Edmonds Police Detective Julie Govantes, at 1:46 p.m. Tuesday two witnesses reported they saw an older white male vandalizing the artwork on Sixth Avenue North.
The witnesses provided police with the suspect's vehicle license plate. Officers responded to...