TPD: Tagging suspect caught with spray paint in his pants - Tucson News Now

TPD: Tagging suspect caught with spray paint in his pants

Cedric Acton (Source: Tucson Police Department) Cedric Acton (Source: Tucson Police Department)
(Source: Tucson Police Department) (Source: Tucson Police Department)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Tucson police have released new information about a man who they say cost taxpayers thousands of dollars in graffiti clean-up.

Cedric Acton, 21, is accused of tagging and vandalizing more than 100 buildings around Tucson and Pima County for years.

He's now facing a felony charge for criminal damage graffiti.

[READ: Tucson Police: Graffiti arrest after thousands of dollars in damages]

According to an interim complaint from the Tucson Police Department, Acton was caught with two cans of spray paint cans in his pants and paint on his hands.

It states that after they read him his Miranda rights, he admitted to tagging “EROE” on the sidewalk.

Police said when they looked up that moniker in their database, they found “EROE” had been painted more than 124 times in the last seven years.

The cost for that clean-up was $12,136.01.

Police also found a Facebook page they say belonged to Acton.

They found several pictures of that moniker, including one of Acton sitting in front of the completed work, according to the complaint.

Police said this is not the first time he has been arrested for tagging.

He was arrested in Sahuarita in 2010.

Police are asking anyone who sees someone in the process of tagging to call police.

To report graffiti already completed, CLICK HERE, and the city will come and clean it up.

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