The Arrest Of An Elderly Tagger Could Answer The Aged Question: 'Who Is John Scott?'
The bizarre saga unfolded after sheriff's investigators began searching for the older man behind the stickers that have often been seen in and around transit stops and on buses. A sheriff's official Friday confirmed to LA Weekly that they found a suspect, later identified as, you guessed it, Mr. John Scott, 74.
The Los Angeles Times reports that the man was allegedly caught putting up stickers inside the 7th and Metro Center subway station Friday morning. It's not clear what charges were recommended, although vandalism seems a likely allegation, given the deputies' description of the suspect as a "slap tagger."
Sniping -- placing stickers and posters around town for various products -- is a mainstream pasttime in L.A. that is often done by marketing companies with street teams for the benefit of some very large music, media and movie corporations. So we're kind of rooting for Scott. Maybe we'll buy the t-shirt and try to rock it -- ironic style.