- The Swedish techno artist was spotted graffitiing trains while on tour in Australia and fined $750.
Abdulla Rashim has been arrested in Melbourne for graffiti offences.
Local newspaper Herald Sun reports that the Stockholm-based techno artist—currently on tour in Australia—was arrested while vandalising trains on Wednesday night. Along with an accomplice he'd met online, Rashim reportedly scaled razor-wire fencing to get inside a railway yard, after which the pair were spotted by a railway worker who alerted police. The accomplice fled, and Rashim was subsequently taken into custody. He then faced court the next day, where he was given a $750 fine. "It's absurd," Rashim told a reporter after leaving court. "It's a minor felony."
Rashim, known for his role as founder of the Northern Electronics label, has two stops on his Australian tour. He plays Melbourne's The Mercat Basement tomorrow night (January 8th), after which he heads to Sydney for a slot at the Burdekin Hotel on January 9th.
Watch a video of Rashim in conversation with a reporter after leaving court below.
Photo credit: 7 News Australia