Police said a man was arrested downtown early Wednesday for painting (part of) the town red – -- that is, drawing graffiti on a North Francis Street building.
The Madison Police Department said officers responded to a report of a disturbance at the 400 block of North Frances Street at 1:40 a.m. A man police said was drunk was attempting to pick fights with passersby.
When officers arrived, they said the man was taking time out from creating problems to spray graffiti on an apartment building using a can of red paint.
Police said there were two distinct phrases in red, neither of which made sense to the officer. One appeared to read “TiLLyKKE” and the other was described only as containing the letter "r."
Police said Ryan M. Krafft, 38, was arrested on suspicion of graffiti and two counts of disorderly conduct. According to police, as he was taken to jail, Krafft swore and threatened to fight officers.