Teens face felony charges for graffiti

Friday, June 5, 2009 at 12:31pm
Staff reports

Metro Police tell Channel 4 News two teenagers each face four felony charges for allegedly "tagging" homes, businesses and churches in Donelson with graffiti.

The spray-painted images were found on businesses near Donelson and Lebanon pikes.

Police don't believe the graffiti is gang related.

One of the two teens was found walking down a street early Friday morning with spray paint on his hands, police said. The empty cans were found in a trashcan near the vandalism.

Police estimated the cost to clean up at several thousand dollars.

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4 Comments on this post:

By: Blanketnazi2 on 6/5/09 at 3:11

felony charges and it's not gang related? are you kidding me? why felony? over $1000 in damages?

By: bett on 6/7/09 at 12:22

Yes, felony. The last sentence states "...the cost to clean up at SEVERAL thousand dollars."

By: taurus71 on 6/7/09 at 2:50

taurus 71
just because they write graffiti does not automatically mean they are in a gang. the several thousand dollars is needed to cover all the materials and labor required to clean up their graffiti. i agree they should be punished for it , but why felony?

By: Kosh III on 6/8/09 at 9:23

Felony? maybe to drive home the point that this is vandalism and destruction of property, not "art" and not a harmless prank.