BART Strike: Two Nabbed for Richmond Station Graffiti, but Juggalos Still on the Lam

Categories: BART, Law & Order

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Llubani Hernandez
That BART became a massive graffiti canvas during the four-day strike probably didn't surprise anyone, though a few might have flinched at the artistic content. After all, who would have suspected there are juggalos among us -- and they all reside around Glen Park and Balboa Park stations?

It turns out many Bay Area graffiti artists saw a window of opportunity as BART trains lay idling for four days last week, and station workers managed to apprehend two of them.

Llubani Hernandez, 23, and Zachary Borders, 25, were arrested around 2:35 a.m. Saturday morning for allegedly tagging up a maintenance yard in Richmond, decorating four train cars with purple and white paint.

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Zachary Borders
Though they clearly bear no connection to Monday's clown-art spree, police hope the suspects will help solve other incidents that occurred during the strike. Apparently, 19th Street Oakland also got a decorative makeover, as did a Millbrae storage area and a maintenance yard in Concord, ABC News reports.

BART Deputy Police Chief Ben Fairow estimates the Glen Park damage alone will cost thousands of dollars. So far, he has no suspects.



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9 comments
zsako
zsako

"Bay Area graffiti artists"?  Perhaps the more accurate term is graffiti "vandals".  Graffiti is done for vandalism, not art.  We don't have an art problem in our communities.  We have a vandalism problem.  Graffiti vandalism is an eyesore, and it costs money and time to clean off.  The international cost of graffiti crime is huge.  Our national price tag in the USA now totals $20 billion each year according to graffiti experts identified at www.DefacingAmerica.com

塞繆塞繆
塞繆塞繆

All he will get is a slap on the hand!!!

Gary Dale Robertson
Gary Dale Robertson

seems a bit unfair to have their names and mugshots online. two young guys that made a stupid decision, this is going to have a long lasting effect. 10 years from now a prospective employer that searches their names will see this article on page 1.

Stan James
Stan James

Good..throw the book at them, garnish their wages, so they know to never do this again!

Rob Cotton
Rob Cotton

i, for one, don't feel safe knowing there are people with such egregiously horrible taste in music wandering our streets.

Gregor94
Gregor94

That's exactly why you don't commit felony's.   Not only is it morally repugnant, there are consequences for destroying  property.

BenjaminSF
BenjaminSF

@Rob Cotton I too, share Rob's concern that unattended BART stations are the least of our concern, and that we should really be focused on the bigger problem of Insane Clown Posse fans allegedly breeding and multiplying here in the Bay Area. 

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