Man Charged With Painting Penises All Over Ex-Girlfriend’s Apartment

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Mural of Mercury, Pompeii, Italy. Erotic portrait of a figure with an erection.
Mural of Mercury, Pompeii, Italy. Photo: Print Collector/Art Media / Heritage Images

Manhattan real-estate developer Sean Ludwick of Black House Development likes to do a little painting on the side. Unfortunately for everyone involved, his amateur artwork was hanging in his girlfriend’s Tribeca apartment during their ugly breakup. “I became unhappy when I found out she was having an affair,” Ludwick told the New York Post. “I augmented my work to reflect my emotions at that moment.” By drawing yellow dicks everywhere.

I just wanted to update the pieces,” he said.

Ludwick allegedly texted his ex later, “Sorry about the paint, I was a little drunk this weekend.” He was charged with trespassing, harassment, criminal mischief, stalking, and impersonation after also emailing the woman’s bosses to call her a “harlot” and worse.

And yet somehow it’s his lawyer, Daniel Ollen, who comes out of this whole thing looking the worst, arguing, “It’s hard to believe he was arrested for a felony based on these limp allegations.”