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74 Year Old Sticker Tagger Arrested

74 Year Old Sticker Tagger Arrested
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Los Angeles police have arrested a senior citizen who has been plastering the metro in the city with the message "Who Is John Scott?"

Piers Fawkes, PSFK
  • 13 november 2009

Los Angeles police have arrested a senior citizen who has been plastering the metro in the city with the message “Who Is John Scott?” We suppose most folks think that sticker taggers tend to be college kids on graphic design courses (or owners of social media start ups) but Mr Scott seems to have been spreading this message for over three decades. He also has been selling branded fabric patches, baseball caps and T-Shirts. The LA Times reports:

Deputies involved in a saturation patrol this morning at the downtown 7th and Metro Center subway station encountered the septuagenarian suspect, later identified as 74-year-old John Scott of Los Angeles, as he was putting slap tags in one of the main stairwells at the transit hub.

“Up until this year, the oldest guy we had arrested was 36,” said sheriff’s Lt. Erik Ruble. “We knew our guy was older, but not 74.”

Ruble said Scott was caught with stickers in his pockets as well as a black brief case, which appears to be similar to a case that is pictured on the whoisjohnscott.com website.

Investigators said they were not sure how long Scott had been vandalizing buses or the particulars of his life story. But Ruble said deputies believe Scott was driven to tag by the same motivation as his younger cohorts: “fame and notoriety.”

Who Is John Scott?

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