6 Youths Busted for $12,000 of Graffiti Damage Across Fort Collins
Idle hands, as they say, can lead to trouble. That looks to be the case, as these six juveniles will be wishing they'd found something better to do.
Fort Collins Police Services (FCPS) had been investigating a spree of graffiti 'tagging' around the city that had been going on for almost a month; that investigation concluded with six suspects being identified.
The tagging happened at three locations; two locations that are near each other, the Northside Aztlan Center and somewhere in Old Town, the third location further to the west-central part of town at Roland Moore Park.
There are no photos for us to critique their 'handiwork,' but I guess that doesn't really matter, because whether it was 'brilliant artistry' or not, it is still a crime and still caused over $10,000 in damages, total.
FCPS puts it pretty simply on their site:
The difference between graffiti and art, is permission.
Kids will do dumb things, no question; but with today's age of technology, you would think that they would know that there are cameras all over the place, and getting away with this kind of thing was unlikely.
There is a 24/7 Graffiti Hotline, where you can remain anonymous in reporting graffiti: 970-416-2400, or you can do it online HERE.