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Police Catch Tycoon Paint Splasher

The Capital Region Police arrested a man in January on suspicion of having splashed red paint on houses and vehicles owned by wealthy individuals. Now it has been proven that the man is the same person who posted videos of the paint splashing on YouTube under the pseudonym of Skap-Ofsi (“Bad-Temper”).

The photo is not directly related to the story. By Páll Stefánsson.

Police came to that conclusion after having investigated that man’s computers, cameras and USB sticks. Skap-Ofsi chose to have a song by Johann Sebastian Bach compliment his videos, which is often played at funerals. After he was arrested the paint splashing subsided, Fréttabladid reports.

The victims of Skap-Ofsi’s bad temper include former CEO of Kaupthing Bank Hreidar Már Sigurdsson, former CEO of Glitnir Bjarni Ármansson, his successor Lárus Welding, CEO of Íslandsbanki Birna Einarsdóttir and the tycoons Hannes Smárason, Björgólfur Gudmundsson and the brothers Karl and Steimgrímur Wernersson.

The man was originally released after questioning in January. He spent one night in a cell while police searched his home where some paint was found and the man’s computer equipment confiscated. He was recently called in for questioning again based on the results from the investigation of his equipment.

The suspect is in his forties and has a history with the police.

Click here to read more about the paint-splashing.

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