Arrest Made In Chestnut Hill Anti-Trump Graffiti Case

A 33-year-old man has been charged.


L: Photo of Evan Brown (Courtesy of Philadelphia Police Department)

Three weeks after someone spray painted “FUCK TRUMP” on a grocery store facade in Chestnut Hill, the Philadelphia Police Department has made an arrest in the case.

Evan Brown, a 33-year-old man from Southhampton Avenue in Chestnut Hill, has been charged with criminal mischief and possession of an instrument of crime. Both are misdemeanors.

Police say that Brown caused between $3,000 and $5,000 of damage when he allegedly painted the anti-Trump graffiti on the wall of the Fresh Market on November 25th. The market is around the corner from Brown’s home. He has been released on his own recognizance and is scheduled to appear in court on January 12th.

According to sources familiar with the case, Brown is a family friend of Duncan Lloyd, the city attorney who was caught on surveillance tape during the incident. As we reported on Monday, Lloyd faces no criminal charges, and he will retain his job with the city.

Brown’s attorney said that his client has no comment.

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