You’re not alone if you don’t know who Micah Beals is. That’s because Micah Femia, the actor, goes by his stage name Micah Femia. Femia has appeared on several notable television shows, including “CSI: NY” and “Parks and Recreation.” However, Femia’s acting career may be over now that he has been arrested by the NYPD’s Hate Crime unit on criminal mischief charges for damaging a statue of George Floyd at Union Square Park in Manhattan.
On October 3, 2021, Feria was seen splashing paint on the memorial to Floyd. The NYPD’s Hate Crime unit revealed that they arrested the 37-year-old actor yesterday on Twitter. He was identified as Micah Beals (Femia) fleeing the scene by a skateboard after splashing paint over the monument’s face and base to deface it and spread hatred. Video footage of Micah Beals (Femia) fleeing the area following his vandalism of the monument with paint is shown.
Beals has yet to respond to the situation.
In addition to the hate crime charges filed against him for his actions against Floyd’s memorial, Beals was indicted with criminal mischief. After he defaced the statue with anti-Semitic coverings, the NYPD is still investigating whether Beals will face additional hate crime allegations.
Best known for his work as Sid on the television series ‘Parks and Recreation,’ Micah Femia is an actor who has appeared in numerous other shows, including “In Treatment,” “CSI: NY,” and “Law & Order.” His first television role was on “CSI: NY” in 2004. In 2004, he made his debut on the CBS crime drama series “CSI: New York.” The little-known actor had a huge breakthrough when he was cast as Chris Turk in the 2013 film “Pop Star.”
Femia was released on bail after being charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief. His court date has been scheduled for November 16th, when he will be arraigned by a judge and enter his plea to allegations that could result in incarceration for up to a year.
NYPD’s Hate Crimes Unit arrested Beals after he vandalized a George Floyd memorial statue with spray paint and other defacing materials, including black, blue, and silver markers, as well as red paint that appeared to have been poured onto the monument.
Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer who is now serving prison time for murdering Floyd, was caught choking the man to death on video by kneeling on his throat for nine minutes. Three additional cops at the scene did nothing to stop Chauvin from murdering the unarmed man for no reason other than his race. Floyd’s murder led to nationwide demonstrations as footage of his brutal killing for no other reason than his color came out online.
Chauvin was sentenced to twenty-two and a half years in prison for his crime.
“It is an act of cowardice and hate,” New York Governor Kathy Hochul has said about the suspected crime.