Graffiti suspect caught red-handed - literally
A 13-year-old boy caught spray-painting a downtown Ypsilanti business Monday afternoon had the evidence all over him, according to police.
When officers took him into custody, the boy's hands had the same fresh red paint on them that matched the outside wall of a business located in the 100 block of South Washington Street.
One could say he was caught, ahem, red-handed.
Ypsilanti police were called to Washington Street at 2:02 p.m. for reports of a male suspect on a silver scooter spray-painting the business's wall and then running on Middle Drive with a can of paint in his hand, according to a crime summary.
Officers checked the business and also observed fresh red paint on the north side of the building.
The boy could face charges of malicious destruction of property.