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Man found hanging off Sacramento high-rise was graffiti tagger (Darwin Award possible here)
KSBW.com ^ | 04/01/2013 | KSBW.com Staff

Posted on 04/02/2013 9:55:51 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway

A man who was found dead hanging by a rope off an 18-story Sacramento high-rise appears to have been a graffiti tagger, Sacramento police said Monday.

Fire Battalion Chief Marc Bentovoja said the man appears to have died accidentally of asphyxiation when he created a harness from the rope and lowered himself down the east side of the office building.

"From everything we can tell, he didn't have any special rope rappelling equipment on, climbing equipment or anything like that," he said. "He appeared to be looped into the rope."

A police department dispatch supervisor said Monday afternoon that investigators found a can of spray paint and a tool for etching glass on the part of a balcony where the ropes were anchored.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: graffiti; old
Looks like this tagger's show was cancelled for good...
1 posted on 04/02/2013 9:55:51 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

The problem is that this ghetto tagger has probably already sired two or three or twelve baby-mama perpetrators.


2 posted on 04/02/2013 9:57:18 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

The only problem with this is that it occurs to rarely.


3 posted on 04/02/2013 9:58:42 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Best not to tie the safety rope around your neck.

/johnny

4 posted on 04/02/2013 9:58:44 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Da Coyote

Oops, libtard moment.

That’s “too”, not “to”.

Of course, I could fire up my Obamaphone and type “two”.


5 posted on 04/02/2013 9:59:18 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Belly laugh of the day ty :DD


6 posted on 04/02/2013 9:59:41 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Graffitti VANDAL! Graffitti VANDAL!


7 posted on 04/02/2013 9:59:57 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: MarineBrat

IF he had a son..........................


8 posted on 04/02/2013 10:00:34 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: rktman

A teachable moment...no doubt!


9 posted on 04/02/2013 10:02:40 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Give me a million dollar gov. grant and I’ll put together a study to get to the bottom of this problem.


10 posted on 04/02/2013 10:03:54 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

These taggers have been called modern artists. Perhaps this was the ultimate performance art?


11 posted on 04/02/2013 10:09:02 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

He died doing what he loved: damaging other people’s property while the world stared and pointed at him.


12 posted on 04/02/2013 10:14:18 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

2013 Darwin Award Candidate!


13 posted on 04/02/2013 10:15:03 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Probably read “Macrame with David Carradine”.


14 posted on 04/02/2013 10:15:59 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: ClearCase_guy

I say: Buy them all the rope they need!


15 posted on 04/02/2013 10:16:04 AM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
A rope manufacturer is about to face a huge lawsuit.
16 posted on 04/02/2013 10:25:08 AM PDT by Gamecock ("Ultimately, Jesus died to save us from the wrath of God." ¬óR.C. Sproul)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Good riddance


17 posted on 04/02/2013 10:25:17 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Gaffer
Formally named the 1201 K Tower, the building houses offices for lobbyists, public relations businesses and law firms that do business two blocks away at the Capitol.

The M.O. and target strongly suggest that the decedent was not black.

18 posted on 04/02/2013 10:27:31 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

One does not have to be black to be from a) a ghetto, or b) have one, three, five baby-mamas....

“Ghetto” is a state of mind and environment; color sometimes has something to do with it, but not always.


19 posted on 04/02/2013 10:34:08 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: BenLurkin

One does not have to be black to be from a) a ghetto, or b) have one, three, five baby-mamas....

“Ghetto” is a state of mind and environment; color sometimes has something to do with it, but not always.


20 posted on 04/02/2013 10:34:09 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

The family of the deceased will probably sue the owners of the highrise for not providing safer graffiti-tagging equipment.


21 posted on 04/02/2013 10:39:56 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

But he might get a spot on ‘1000 ways to die’.


22 posted on 04/02/2013 10:41:54 AM PDT by pa_dweller (Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves:... Isa 1:23)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Well, I’m guessing he won’t do that again.


23 posted on 04/02/2013 10:42:12 AM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

“These taggers have been called modern artists. Perhaps this was the ultimate performance art?”

In the ‘50’s a friend was working in the inner city and everything except the truck terminal next door and the trucks was covered by graffiti. One day my friend asked a trucker why there was no graffiti on the terminal or trucks. The trucker said, “’cause we don’t allow it.” Damn! So, that’s the answer. I’m guessing the truckers used more than a slap on the wrist and a ride home to mama to discourage it.


24 posted on 04/02/2013 10:49:15 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Gaffer

There are a lot of WHITE KIDS tagging and spraying graffiti now. It never really was a “black thing” exclusively. The srt meda have done a lot to glorify it, and cities all over the world that were once beautiful look like crap.

Graffiti is kind of like rape.


25 posted on 04/02/2013 10:57:06 AM PDT by golux
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Definitely a candidate for a Darwie


26 posted on 04/02/2013 10:57:36 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: golux

I believe it. The mentality and mindset are the same, however.


27 posted on 04/02/2013 10:57:52 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

“Eyes not ‘fraid of fallen, see, course I got me dis here rope, see?”


28 posted on 04/02/2013 11:01:57 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: golux

But is it "rape rape"?

29 posted on 04/02/2013 11:06:21 AM PDT by Pollster1
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

How to tie a graffiti-tagger's support rope

The above is posted as a public service for other artists who wish to tag tall structures.
30 posted on 04/02/2013 11:10:09 AM PDT by Pollster1
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To: Gaffer

True. The last one who died after falling off an overpass was a Russian immigrant.


31 posted on 04/02/2013 11:26:53 AM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: ClearCase_guy

Of course. He’s gonna be voting the big (D) next election. Twice. Guaranteed.


32 posted on 04/02/2013 1:06:44 PM PDT by Up Yours Marxists
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