Vandal caught pink handed

A teenage vandal was nabbed spray painting “Pinky” on the clay cliffs overlooking downtown Whitehorse Friday.

A teenage vandal was nabbed spray painting “Pinky” on the clay cliffs overlooking downtown Whitehorse Friday.

The 15-year-old boy was spotted spray painting a wooden fence behind Earl’s Restaurant earlier in the day, said an RCMP news release. The artist known as Pinky also tagged the restaurant walls and utility boxes.

While police searched the area, staff at the Metro Chrysler car dealership spotted the youth spray painting their property and caught him on video.

Then, in his most audacious act, Pinky was seen on the clay cliffs behind the Yukon Inn spray painting in broad daylight in large pink letters.

A foot chase began after he noticed RCMP chasing him. He managed to get as far as the greenbelt west of the Salvation Army Residential Centre on the other side of the Alaska Highway.

After he was arrested, Pinky’s tags were also found on the outside walls of a Starbucks and Ricky’s Restaurant.

He cannot be named publicly because he is under 18. His parents have been notified of his actions, said police.

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