Why did nobody hit him?

October 8 2012

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Picture: Guardian

An idiot has scrawled graffiti on a Mark Rothko painting at Tate Modern. Some reports say he used black paint and a small brush. That is, it was more than the work of a moment. And then, after 'sitting there for a while', he was able to leave without being caught.

As we say over on Twitter, #securityfail.

Update - even the idiot in question* was surprised:

"I was expecting that the security at Tate Modern would take me straight away, because I was there and I signed the picture in front of a lot of people. There is video and cameras and everything, so I was shocked."

*here on AHN we have a no-naming rule for publicity seeking prats.

Update II - he's been arrested. Now can we hit him?

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