If your idea of fun includes spray-painting trains, government property and other things that don’t belong to you, I have one suggestion. Don’t sign your work.
You are not an artist, you are a vandal if you decide to destroy things with scribble. But a 21-year-old DeKalb County man was apparently so proud of his work, he added his personal moniker to his designs. And now, he’s linked to at least 70 acts of vandalism in the city of Atlanta alone, police said Thursday.
Cory Sherard Harris was arrested Sept. 11 by APD officers who spotted him “tagging” train cars in the CSX rail yard near Seaboard Avenue, according to Carlos Campos, police spokesman. Harris had markers and was found near 15 train cars which all had fresh logos featuring the letters “CUR,” police said.
Investigators conducted a search of his home, where they found more evidence linking Harris to the “CUR” moniker, Campos said. Harris is now facing charges, including multiple felonies, in both DeKalb and Fulton counties.
Turns out, many unsolved and unclaimed acts of graffiti vandalism are now being linked to Harris, according to police. They don’t have crayons in jail, right?