Popular Daniel Johnston mural vandalized in Austin

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by KVUE News

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Posted on December 26, 2013 at 2:31 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 26 at 5:18 PM

AUSTIN, Texas –– An Austin woman is facing charges for vandalizing a popular mural near the University of Texas campus.

The black spray paint  remains on the wall Thursday.

According to Austin police, on Christmas Eve police saw 32-year-old Rebecca Guest painting obscenities on Daniel Johnston's "Hi how are you" mural on 21st Street near Guadalupe.

When confronted, Guest told police she believed the mural was meant to personally insult her and that covering the mural would force the building's owner to remove it.

She also had plans to spray paint other murals around Austin. The building's manager said it will cost $500 to $1,000 to fix the mural.

Guest is charged with misdemeanor graffiti writing.

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