VISTA, Calif. (AP) — Two teenagers have been arrested for allegedly causing $274,000 worth of graffiti damage in San Diego County.
City News Service says a 17-year-old boy and a 15-year-old, both from Vista, were arrested Thursday.
Authorities contend they tagged sidewalks, road signs, bus benches and other public property hundreds of times in the past seven months, leading to a small fortune in cleanup costs.
The 17-year-old was released to his mother but authorities say the 15-year-old had a prior graffiti arrest and was booked into Juvenile Hall.
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