On the evening of August 25, Fairey decided to take a break from installing the gallery show to hang posters around downtown Denver, wheat-pasting them to the sides of buildings. Denver artist Scot Lefavor and a small crew of filmmakers making a documentary on Fairey went along. But when artists tried to apply their trade in an alleyway near 16th and Sherman Street around midnight, all five of them were arrested by police, charged with "interference and posting unauthorized posters."
Neither Fairey or Lefavor could be reached by Westword to explain the ordeal, but word is that they were jailed at the infamous “Gitmo on the Platte” warehouse facility the city set up for DNC protest arrests. This was also the night that police sprayed down a crowd 300 anarchist protesters near Civic Center Park and arrested 100 of them.
According to court records, Fairey was arraigned at 6 a.m. at the Denver County Courthouse and pled guilty to interference with six months unsupervised probation in exchange for prosecutors dropping the unauthorized posters charge. He was bonded out for $500 by his wife Amanda Fairey.