Sunday, 15 March 2009
Tagger on Facebook
Police trace graffiti tagger on Facebook (Canada)
For a graffiti artist, there's such a thing as being too famous.
RCMP officers tracked an enterprising tagger through images of his work posted on a Facebook site.
An 18-year-old man has admitted responsibility for graffiti images that have defaced bridges, signs, businesses and residential property in Selkirk, Man. and the surrounding area.
RCMP Const. David Obirek said large facial images began appearing in the area last summer.
Police didn't have a suspect, but Obirek said police followed a tip that led them to photos of the graffiti posted on the social networking site Facebook.
"Taggers tend to have a style, a stamp, that identifies them," Obirek said.
Investigators used the information from the tip identify a suspect.
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