Skip to comments.Sacramento high-rise death linked to graffiti
Posted on 04/02/2013 10:26:06 AM PDT by Third Person
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 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." Police department spokeswoman Michele Gigante said Monday afternoon that investigators found a can of spray paint on the part of a balcony where the ropes were anchored. A tool for etching glass was found on the ground below his body, she said. Gigante said building surveillance showed the man entering the building alone on Sunday. Police believe he gained access to the roof of the nearly 240-foot building and lowered himself three floors down to the balcony before lowering himself again. Police and fire crews responded after receiving a call at 7:44 a.m. Monday. Rescue personnel were seen rappelling down the side of the building to check on the man, but he was already dead. The body was retrieved shortly after 9 a.m. The coroner's office will conduct an autopsy to determine the official cause of death. It is not releasing the man's identity until his relatives are notified. Bentovoja said the man did not appear to work for the building. 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.
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The decedent was one of the "Occupy" criminals, I suspect.
Only the army should engage in graffiti. Ordinary people don’t need to own spray paint.
One less idiot.
Just goes to prove that fairies don’t fly
There is no grafitti......
Black = negro
gay = queer
tagging = grafitti
Was that pun intended? Very smooth, anyway!!!
Intended, and thanks for noticing. :^)
Obviously,rattle cans need to be registered.
Say it with Krylon!
In a more civilized time, we regarded graffiti as vandalism. And those who inflict this blight are vandals, not artists.
More proof that we now live in the bizarro world...
Graffiti looks best when it’s on the inside walls of prisons.