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Serial graffiti suspect arrested by Pleasanton police, but not the one at Foothill High

Original post made on Mar 14, 2013

A 16-year-old student at Pleasanton's Village High School has been arrested in a series of graffiti vandalism cases between December and February that caused more than $10,000 in damages.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, March 14, 2013, 7:48 AM

Comments (10)

Posted by William Tell, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 14, 2013 at 8:08 am

It should be forced into hard prison labor at pennies per hour until it can pay back what it took from the taxpayor and private individuals.

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Mar 14, 2013 at 9:51 am

Thank you PPD! BUSTED!

Posted by David, a resident of Carriage Gardens
on Mar 14, 2013 at 9:53 am

I hope that this scares the student straight from this point on. If he does it again, well, I guess then we do the pennies per hour thing.

Posted by DMD, a resident of Stoneridge
on Mar 14, 2013 at 11:53 am

I don't want to see any graffiti in my town. dumb, dumb, dumb

Posted by Libertarian, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 14, 2013 at 11:56 am

Like advertisements on billboards, sports fences, bus stops, depots, in newspapers, etc., a graffiti artist should pay for the space. Otherwise, it's just local art masking as a high-class advertisement.

Posted by taxpayer, a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Mar 14, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Not prison labor, labor around town cleaning up trash. Log the equivalent of about 10 cents per hour and make him work off the entire balance. If he runs out of trash to clean up he can work in the food kitchens. He can clean out the public bathrooms. He needs to pay back every dime of his damage to the city and the residents whose property he trashed. Better yet, make his parents work along side of him since they never took the time to teach him to be a responsible person.

Posted by Steve, a resident of Birdland
on Mar 14, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Congrats PPD! The kid obviously has issues as well as some absentee parents. Let's make the punishment be a lesson for all others.

Posted by Tucker, a resident of Civic Square
on Mar 14, 2013 at 1:53 pm

... maybe just a nice box of oils, brushes, and a canvas might have prevented this.

Posted by Al, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 14, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Hey taxpayer, Are you aware that $10,000 at $0.10/hr equals 100,000 hours, or about 50 years of full-time work? I'm glad our good Pleas police are handling this.

Posted by Mike, a resident of Highland Oaks
on Mar 14, 2013 at 3:27 pm

The real crime here may be the cost of "damages".
I'd like to know how said cost was calculated.


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