The suspect currently charged with the splashing of red paint on the homes of some of Iceland’s wealthy is not only in his fifties, but is also with a nearly perfectly clean criminal record and is employed full time.
Police wouldn’t go into any further detail about the identity of the suspect, but said that his police record only shows very minor offenses. The suspect, who was arrested last week, is still awaiting a trial and is out on his own recognizance. A search of his home turned up computers, digital cameras and memory sticks.
The homes of many of Iceland’s wealthy began to get splashed with red paint – apparently from a high-pressure sprayer – last summer, and continued through the fall. The person responsible would then take photos and send them to the press. The Grapevine interviewed the person last September.