The company decided to let him go because of all the good publicity they received, so I felt they were the ones who should be handling any charges, not the police.
His attitude towards his photography makes him sound like a jerk though.
If he asked them up front, okay, but what about the next time?
What if he decides to go to an office building and break windows in some kind of pattern he finds attractive?
Or goes to a construction site without asking, takes a bunch of materials and make his “art”?
If I own a company and some guy does this stuff without asking, I don’t want to be put in the position of having to deal with the anarchist art types who are offended because my company is being used as this artist’s pallette.
This is small potatoes, and it worked out fine, but what if it doesn’t? What if someone gets into an accident gawking at my companies barrels that have been purloined without permission?