Gloomy techno artist Abdulla Rashim has had a run-in with police in Australia.

The Swedish producer, real name Anthony Linell (don’t get us started), was caught spraying trains in Melbourne on Wednesday night, reports local paper The Herald Sun.

Linell climbed over razor-wire fencing to access a railway yard, where he was spotted and reported by a railway worker. His accomplice got away, but Linell was arrested and slapped with a $750 fine in court the next day.

A TV news reporter followed him as he arrived and left the court, leaving Linell visibly baffled by the attention. “It’s absurd,” he tells the reporter in the quite funny video (below).

Graffiti tourism is a bit of thing in Australia, with travellers from Sweden and Germany recently caught in the act during “spraycations” (dear god). Linell reportedly told police that graffiti was “a stupid habit that’s tough to break”.

Usually found making tough, atmospheric techno for his label Northern Electronics, Linell continues his Australia tour at The Mercat Basement in Melbourne on January 8 before playing Sydney’s Burdekin Hotel on January 9. [via RA]



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