Chicago man sentenced for spray-painting graffiti on 'The Bean'

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Man allegedly vandalized 'The Bean,' attacked witness who chased him
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A man was chased and taken into custody after allegedly vandalizing "The Bean," located in the Chicago, IL Loop, the police department said.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A Chicago man has been sentenced for vandalizing "The Bean" in Millennium Park.

Diego Corona was arrested for spray-painting graffiti on the public artwork formally known as "Cloud Gate" back in February.

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Diego Corona was charged with criminal damage to public property under $500 and battery, police said.

Corona has been sentenced to two years of probation, along with 50 hours of community service. He was also ordered to pay nearly $150 in restitution to the city.

It's not the first time the Bean has been tagged since it became a Chicago symbol in 2004. Two men were hit with felony charges in 2019 after a group of people defaced it with white spray paint.