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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

BART Strike: Two Nabbed for Richmond Station Graffiti, but Juggalos Still on the Lam

Posted By on Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 4:23 PM

Llubani Hernandez
  • Llubani Hernandez

That BART became a massive graffiti canvas during the four-day strike probably didn't surprise anyone, though a few might have flinched at the artistic content. After all, who would have suspected there are juggalos among us -- and they all reside around Glen Park and Balboa Park stations?

It turns out many Bay Area graffiti artists saw a window of opportunity as BART trains lay idling for four days last week, and station workers managed to apprehend two of them.

Llubani Hernandez, 23, and Zachary Borders, 25, were arrested around 2:35 a.m. Saturday morning for allegedly tagging up a maintenance yard in Richmond, decorating four train cars with purple and white paint.

Zachary Borders
  • Zachary Borders

Though they clearly bear no connection to Monday's clown-art spree, police hope the suspects will help solve other incidents that occurred during the strike. Apparently, 19th Street Oakland also got a decorative makeover, as did a Millbrae storage area and a maintenance yard in Concord, ABC News reports.

BART Deputy Police Chief Ben Fairow estimates the Glen Park damage alone will cost thousands of dollars. So far, he has no suspects.

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Rachel Swan

Rachel Swan

Rachel Swan was a staff writer at SF Weekly from 2013 to 2015. In previous lives she was a music editor, IP hack, and tutor of Cal athletes.


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