Banksy arrest hoax?

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The jig is up, they said. 

According to a small handful ot people on Twitter (about a million or so), the entity known as Banksy was arrested in London yesterday on charges of vandalism, conspiracy, racketeering and counterfeiting.

And the street artist and all around provocateur's name, it was revealed in a media conference that may or may not have happened, is Paul William Horner.

Or is it? 

Readers who think they can verify the existence of London police chief Wayne Leppard—have at her!

In the meantime, we'll consider Banksy himself as a chief suspect in what looks like a hoax that just cost me a valuable 60 or so minutes of my work day, THANKS.

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charles

Feb 22, 2013 at 1:47pm

we got punked!

anonymous

Feb 22, 2013 at 4:29pm

The moral of the lesson? Instead of street walls being mashed on this time the media got mashed on. By a troll no less. Not that the media isn’t it’s own dizzy troll mashing on the surface of the world’s consciousness…

SC

Feb 26, 2013 at 9:54am

I caught this Banksy kid trying to spraypaint a dick on my garage door. He belongs behind bars!

Pablo Picasshole

Feb 27, 2013 at 5:07pm

What Banksy? a hoax? No, Really? Didn't you see the "documentary"?

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