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Rumour confirmed: Street artist allegedly dragged 700m down Melbourne street

UPDATE: 3AW Breakfast has on Thursday spoken to the Jaguar driver and obtained audio of the incident.

Hear the latest details here.


A street artist has allegedly been dragged down a street in Melbourne’s west, after a disapproving member of the public followed the artist from the scene.

First heard on The Rumour File, the artist was aggressively pursued by a car after painting a street art mural in Yarraville.

Artist Mik later confirmed the incident to Ross and John.

He says after he finished his painting, on a wall in Anderson Street Yarraville on Sunday, a man in a Jaguar began tailgating him.

Mik says he stopped and leaned into the man’s car to confront him.

That’s when the driver took off.

“I was screaming, begging for this guy to stop,” Mik said.

Mik said he did not have permission to paint the mural.

“In hindsight I regret it,” he said.

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Victoria Police have confirmed they are investigating the circumstances surrounding an incident of criminal damage.

They say witnesses saw a man tagging a wall in Anderson Street about 2.30pm Sunday.

When the man took off, the witness followed in his own car until the offender stopped on Somerville Road.

The offender approached the car that had been following him.

He leaned into the car and the driver allegedly panicked and drove approximately 200 metres with the man half in the vehicle.