LA Cops Bust Tagger— With Help From YouTube

Daredevil graffiti artist tagged with felony vandalism charges

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted May 28, 2008 2:18 PM CDT

(Newser) – LA cops have finally busted a tagger they say is one of California's most prolific graffiti artists—with the help of videos of him posted on YouTube, the Los Angeles Times reports. The 24-year-old art-degree grad who goes by the moniker "Buket" is accused of causing $150,000 in damage. He became a YouTube sensation, particularly after a video featuring him in a daredevil tag high above a freeway.

"He's one of the most prolific taggers we've seen," said a cop who spent months trying to track Buket down. "He's on buses, overpasses, in the riverbed—he's everywhere."

"Buket" sprays his tag above the busy Hollywood Freeway.   (PAR09)
Police in Los Angeles County have charged a man accused of being of of LA's most prolific taggers with felony vandalism.   ((c) anarchosyn)
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"Buket" in action over the Hollywood Freeway.   (GRAFFKING2K7)

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