Tibubeneng Village announces IDR1.5 million reward for vandal ‘bule’ filmed tagging local market’s wall

A foreigner was captured on CCTV vandalizing a local market in Tibubeneng Village. Photo: Screengrab.
A foreigner was captured on CCTV vandalizing a local market in Tibubeneng Village. Photo: Screengrab.

In yet another episode of foreigners doing the darndest things in Bali (sigh), a Caucasian man is currently wanted by Tibubeneng Village officials for vandalizing a wall at a local market. 

A CCTV clip of the man tagging the wall is circulating on several local social media community accounts. The video shows him wearing a black helmet, t-shirt, shorts, as well as white shoes, spray painting a wall at the Sematsari Market in Tibubeneng, North Kuta.

One of his doodles read: SOBER (ironic, we know).

It goes without saying that his behavior sparked outrage among the post’s commenters – with many of them calling for his deportation as well as insisting he should repaint the whole wall as a form of punishment. Some commented that he wrote expletive words on the wall as well.

Tibubeneng Village Head of Community Welfare Putu Yoga Bawantara confirmed that the village-owned enterprise (BUMDes) is offering a cash reward of IDR1.5 million (US$100) for any citizen who manages to locate the perpetrator.

“For any citizen who can find the suspect please report to the Tibubeneng BUMDes,” Yoga said, adding that this is the fourth case of vandalism in his village and they will soon file a report to the North Kuta Police.

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