02/02/2015 05:43 EST | Updated 04/04/2015 05:59 EDT

Police didn't have to go far to arrest Windsor, Ont., vandalism suspect

WINDSOR, Ont. - Across the street from a police station probably isn't the best place to conduct a little vandalism.

An officer at police headquarters in Windsor, Ont., spotted a man (on the southeast corner of Chatham St. East and Goyeau St.) acting suspiciously on Saturday afternoon.

Police say the young man pulled a large marker out of his pocket, crouched down, and began writing on a mailbox directly across the street.

The officer then walked across the street and arrested the man without incident.

Police say an 18-year-old Windsor man is charged with mischief.