San Francisco officials said that the suspect who used the graffiti tag “Nuke” in the city’s Asian Art Museum, Jeffrey Caron, was arrested for allegedly vandalizing a mural on a wall of the museum.
Witnesses called San Francisco police investigators to report about an on-going vandalism in Hyde and Ful Streets on January 2 at about 12:25 a.m. Officers were dispatched from their Tenderloin Station to investigate the incident.
An unidentified male suspect was responsible for spraying paint over a mural in the museum; one witness told police officers, CBS Local reported.
While officers continued their investigation, they observed a potential suspect who matched the witness’ description walking along the 100 block of Hyde Street. Authorities later took custody of Caron, who was confirmed to be the suspect of the crime. Officers accompanied the man to San Francisco County Jail, where they charged him with one count of felony vandalism.