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Cops Threaten To Ticket Banksy's Ronald McDonald Shoe Shine Boy
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10/24/2013 05:05 PM
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On Monday Banksy's Ronald McDonald shoe shine piece was in front of the McDonald's on Essex and Delancey before it was eventually forced out by the NYPD, who confronted the actor playing Shine Boy (who is different from the original Shine Boy).
Sean Shapiro witnessed the scene and tells us, "About five police cars showed up with ten officers." Well, that seems extreme! But the NYPD has been actively seeking Banksy, the NY Post bleated for his capture on their front cover, and officers have been asking building owners where Banksy has hit to file charges. Shapiro told us:
"The two in the photos approached him asking questions... one of the other officers nearby had his ticket pad out ready to go and I overheard him say that they could give him a disorderly conduct, as he was blocking sidewalk traffic and a crowd formed. The same officer was pretty knowledgeable on the meaning of the piece as he was explaining it to another officer.
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