The man police suspected of being “Skapofsi” – a self-styled activist who would splash the homes of the wealthy with red paint – has had all charges dropped against him, due to lack of evidence.
For a time in late 2009, the press and the police alike were baffled as to the identity of what appeared to be a lone assailant who was splashing the homes of the rich with red and purple paint, and then sending photos of his work to the media, usually accompanied by a political statement.
Calling himself “Skapofsi” (Rage), the Grapevine interviewed this individual, wherein he detailed his political motivations.
Last January, police arrested an individual whom they believed to be Skapofsi, and brought him into custody.
Vísir now reports that all charges have been dropped against the suspect – a man in his late forties – due to lack of evidence.
As there have not been any wealthy homes vandalised with red paint for months, and the police seem to have run out of leads, it is unknown whether or not Skapofsi will ever appear again, or will simply fade into the mists of history.