French video gamer Space Invader has been arrested in LA, according to a report on the LA Times blog.
Hyperallergic also reported the arrest, but I went straight to the LA Times because bloggers can't be trusted.
Here is what the Times said:
"The Los Angeles Police Department believes one of two French nationals detained on suspicion of vandalism near MOCA's Little Tokyo gallery was the famed street artist known as "Space Invader."
The pair were (sic) detained Friday after authorities reportedly caught them with buckets of grout and pieces of tile near the historic Perez building in Little Tokyo."
Was Space Invader getting up near MOCA to generate publicity for his brand around the Art in the Streets exhibition?
Perhaps the National Gallery of Australia sent him there to publicise its own exhibition called Space Invaders?
Does Space Invader deserve to be arrested since he's technically the antagonist?
Pictured below are Space Invaders ganging up on a police officer: