Bold Vandals Tag Police Cruiser Around the Corner from Staionhouse
By David Greene
BRONX, NEW YORK, May 8- They may have just wanted to make a name for themselves and in doing so-- may have gotten themselves a police record.
Bold, yet foolish vandals targeted an NYPD police cruiser assigned to the school safety division, parked just around the corner from the 45th Precinct.
All four windows of the patrol car outside of 3492 E. Tremont Avenue were written on with magic marker, when it was discovered at just after 9:30 a.m., on May 5.
Too bad for the aspiring artist or artists, the act may have been captured by a surveillance camera at the nearby 7-11. However, the store's manager had not been contacted by police as of May 7.
The four, "tags" appear to be the work of four separate individuals, who marked up the vehicle used to transport school safety officers to different schools in the area and to bring truants back to area schools.
As police were investigating, one local resident asked, "What's wrong with these kids, they just trying to go to jail?"
The NYPD's Vandal Unit records all names used by graffiti artists and store the info in a database and if the person is eventually captured, the individual is often charged with multiple counts of vandalism.