The guy accused of scrawling “Bird God” on Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza arch was arrested Thursday — for once again tagging the icon with bizarre avian graffiti, police said.
“If you cripple or kill any more of my birds then I will innihilate [sic] you in this next CARTEL WAR,” Denis Shelagin allegedly wrote on the arch in black marker Thursday.
The 36-year-old Washington state resident was taken into police custody around 6:30 a.m. on a graffiti charge. He was released with a desk appearance ticket by the afternoon.
The meandering screed goes on to say: “We birds are the real mafia. You keep messing with us anduwill [sic] mess with a nazi [sic] style human torture extreme.”
Last month, the same vandal allegedly stole a cherry picker and used it to tag the arch with massive graffiti that read, “Bird God.”
Shelagin had to be helped down from the cherry picker, and was arrested and charged with making graffiti, criminal mischief and grand larceny in the Dec. 29 case.
“You know you can’t stop somebody from walking up and doing this, it only takes one you know,” said Bronx Community College Professor Timothy Sedora, from Long Island. “It makes sense it’s the same guy I mean if he’s going to do it once why wouldn’t he try again.”
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