Antoine Guyton Re-Arrested for Israeli Flag Defacement

Antoine Guyton mugshot

Antoine Guyton was re-arrested on June 16 for the defacement of the Israeli flag on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

The Philadelphia Police Department originally arrested the 26-year-old soon after the flag was sprayed with a red substance on May 15. When police arrived at the flag’s location, employees of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia who had witnessed the incident pointed Guyton out to the police when he returned to the scene of the crime.

Guyton was charged with institutional vandalism, criminal mischief and related offenses.

But two days later, on May 17, the charges against Guyton were dismissed when a video surfaced of someone else spraying the flag.

“We initially dismissed charges against the first defendant when the video surfaced,” said Benjamin Waxman, director of communications for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. “However, further investigation found that he had some role in what occurred and that’s why the charges were re-issued.”


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