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Pittsburgh police this morning arrested a man for spray-painting graffiti near the giant rubber duck currently floating in the Allegheny River at Point State Park.
The 40-foot-tall rubber duck, which arrived in Pittsburgh last week, was not damaged.
A security guard stationed to monitor the floating faux water fowl told police he thought he heard a spray can hit the ground and then saw two people spraying on the sidewalk, according to a news release from police spokeswoman Diane Richard.
Both people ran, but police later caught Ryan Sigesmund, 34, whose address they did not know.
Police say a neighborhood man stole copper piping from a vacant home in the Wissinoming section of Philadelphia, causing a natural gas leak and explosion that leveled the two-story house Saturday afternoon.
Michael Migliaccio, 35, was arrested later that night.
The house on the 4700 block of East Howell Street had been vacant for about a year, and was for sale, according to Philadelphia police.
No major injuries were reported in the collapse. A fire department dispatcher said crews are still excavating the home to make sure there was no one inside.