Just three weeks before his 18th birthday, Max Hill was approached by the same Salem police officers who’d earlier charged him with vandalism for leaving graffiti on railroad cars, mailboxes and buildings. And now, they were asking him to paint a mural near Salem’s Bridge Street bypass road.
“I didn’t believe them,” the tall, green-eyed Marblehead teenager recalled in a recent interview. “I thought it was funny that the cops that arrested me would let me do a mural and put my tag right there in everybody’s face.”
And this is just the beginning of this crazy story in Salem, Massachusetts. Read it all here.