Poster Boy Caught By PoliceMonday, February 9, 2009
At an art event in SoHo on Saturday, a group of plainclothes New York City police officers finally caught the man they identified as Poster Boy.
He is Henry Matyjewicz, a 27-year-old who lives in Bushwick, Brooklyn, and he was found after a tip from someone who saw the name Poster Boy on a flier for the event, the police said. Except they may have got the wrong guy. On Tuesday, a man identifying himself as Henry, called the New York Times in response to messages for Poster Boy sent through friends, cast some existential doubt on whether Mr. Matyjewicz was, in fact, the man the police were after. ‘Henry is one of many individuals who believe in the Poster Boy movement,’ the man wrote later on Tuesday in an e-mail message, referring to Mr. Matyjewicz in the third person. ‘Henry’s part is to do legal artwork while propagating the ideas behind Poster Boy. That’s why it was O.K. for him to take the fall the other night.’ He added, ‘Henry Matyjewicz is innocent.’
Read More of the article from the New York Times.