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Graffiti suspect caught red-handed
Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan

Posted on 01/08/2013 1:02:30 PM PST by SandRat

SIERRA VISTA — A man in custody on a criminal damage charge was also charged in connection with various instances of graffiti, after he was captured on surveillance footage and later found to have matching paint on his hands.

Christopher Richardson, 36, was charged with attempted burglary and five counts of criminal damage after police said he attempted to gain entry to the UPS store on Fry Boulevard after it was closed, and then sprayed graffiti on a number of businesses in the same shopping area.

On Jan. 4, after reviewing surveillance footage from the night before at the UPS Store and later at the Suburban Extended Stay Hotel on Wilcox Drive, police recognized Richardson as the subject in the video attempting to enter the store and causing the graffiti, according to a probable cause statement submitted with his arrest.

In an interview with police after being taken into custody, Richardson admitted that he did “paint red” at different locations that previous night. The interviewer also noticed what looked like red paint on his hands.

A total of 31 different instances of graffiti were found in the area, all of which used the same deep red color and similar “painting strokes,” leading police to believe they were all related.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: caught; graffiti; vandalism

1 posted on 01/08/2013 1:02:41 PM PST by SandRat
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To: SandRat
“Red Handed” eh? musta been a leaky spray can.
2 posted on 01/08/2013 1:08:30 PM PST by Happy Rain ("Banning guns over Adam Lanza would be like banning speech over Bill Maher.")
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To: SandRat

Thirty-six years old and still tagging buildings? When did men stop growing up?


3 posted on 01/08/2013 1:12:37 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: muir_redwoods
When Obama told them they didn't have to...

...in fact, the only adult responsibility the Left encourages is the vote and like cynical miscreants laughing their butts off as they get a six year old drunk, they love to watch a low information voter attempt adult situations they control.

4 posted on 01/08/2013 1:27:02 PM PST by Happy Rain ("Banning guns over Adam Lanza would be like banning speech over Bill Maher.")
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To: muir_redwoods

Maybe it goes back to Jack Kerouac and Ken Kesey. Speaking of them, I saw a Subaru with a “Save City Lights Bookstore” sticker. Wow! Just what we need, another refugee (in this case it’s a place not a person) from the Sixties. When I was last in San Francisco, I visited that dump - they really need to tear it down.


5 posted on 01/08/2013 1:29:07 PM PST by 12Gauge687
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To: SandRat

The Electric Chair is too good for him!


6 posted on 01/08/2013 1:54:04 PM PST by eCSMaster (Palin was correct!)
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To: SandRat

There is an irritating public service announcement that uses a graffiti “artist” who spray paints a mural on the side of a building. The message is doing that takes “determination” and so does going to college. Unless the painter has permission from the building’s owner I would rather see him go to jail.


7 posted on 01/08/2013 2:00:48 PM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

I always comment on all the empty cans he has laying around at the end. Where did this bum get the money to buy all of them?


8 posted on 01/08/2013 2:10:59 PM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: SandRat

Part of his sentence should be that he must scrub off all his graffiti - and maybe some others - with a toothbrush, a replacement often supplied as it wears down.


9 posted on 01/08/2013 2:13:16 PM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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Part of his sentence should be that he must scrub off all his graffiti - and maybe some others - with a toothbrush, a replacement often supplied as it wears down.


10 posted on 01/08/2013 2:13:35 PM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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police recognized Richardson as the subject in the video attempting to enter the store and causing the graffiti

His mere presence made the graffiti appear! Did it at least look like Jesus or the Virgin Mary?

11 posted on 01/08/2013 3:21:16 PM PST by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: SandRat

Throw the book at him.

I HATE graffiti.


12 posted on 01/08/2013 3:22:53 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Slump Tester
I always comment on all the empty cans he has laying around at the end. Where did this bum get the money to buy all of them?

Like an old man said many years ago: "Any man that won't work, STEALS!"

13 posted on 01/08/2013 8:49:24 PM PST by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Throw the book at him. I HATE graffiti.

I hate it too, especially on the beautiful historic buildings in Europe.

14 posted on 01/09/2013 8:01:45 AM PST by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage (Yes! Live! Life's a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!)
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