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." (Read more Los Angeles stories.)