Man Defaces Banksy Murals, Must Pay $13K To Avoid Jail Time

September 16, 2014 3:53 PM

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A graffiti attributed to secretive British artist Banksy depicting a child wielding a machine gun, in black and white surrounded by colored flowers, is spotted in Westwood, California on February 17, 2011. Another graffiti was ripped down Wednesday, February 16th in Hollywood, amid sightings of other pieces in a reported pre-Oscars publicity stunt. Banksy is nominated for best documentary for 'Exit Through the Gift Shop' at the Oscars, due to be announced on February 27th at the climax of Tinseltown's annual awards season. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: Passers by have a look at the new Banksy graffitti artwork in Camden Town on June 24, 2011 in London, England. The piece references the notorious London graffiti artist and tagger Tox who was recently found guilty of criminal damage and convicted. (Photo by Stewart Stanley...

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