A Houston teenager turned himself in to police Friday to face charges over defacing a replica Space Shuttle.
Jesse Calloway, 19, was wanted for scrawling racist and politically-motivated graffiti Nov 27 on the replica shuttle outside Space Center Houston.
The graffiti defaced one side of the model, and included the words ‘Houston we are the problem.’
Racist messages and a cartoon teddy bear were also scribbled on to the right side of the mock space ship.
The brazen work was first discovered by a tour bus operator cruising past the landmark site, according to KHOU.
Mr Calloway had been wanted for some time before turning himself in to the Harris County Precinct 8 Constable’s Office, according to the station.
Officials were tipped off to him being the vandal through an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers.
The teen told investigators that he was part of a group of people who tagged the ship in the early morning hours of Nov 27, officials told the Houston Chronicle.