Suspected tagger Gustavo Romero, aka “Guser,” was arrested by L.A. County Sherrif’s during a raid on his home last Wednesday, charged with “72 acts of vandalism, resulting in $108,000” in property damage.
Romero is blamed for the “Guser” tag etched into the windows of MTA buses, spray-painted on a local storefront and printed on stickers on poles and utility boxes in South Los Angeles. [Daily News]
The “Guser” tag was also found on the curb outside his home near 77th and Main and, suspiciously, scrawled across his mattress, which may be evidence that taggers do shit where they sleep.
Between 2006 and 2002, the number of tagging incidents reported in “sheriff’s territory” has more than doubled, from 2,083 to 4,274, possibly due to the ability to publicize taggers work on MySpace and YouTube, according to the Los Angeles Times.