Thursday, April 15, 2010

Police Wrongly Arrest Serial Cat Tagger - Free Midzt!



In Los Angeles, on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 Midzt gets arrested for being a "serial taggger of cats." Sources tell us that the police have gotten the wrong person.

Here is the news story from CBS news.

You might have seen the "cat" tags all over downtown Los Angeles.

They're on buildings and on freeways.

They're the faces of cats.

They might seem cute but they cost taxpayers a lot of money.

Wearing cuffs, Andy Rios says deputies have the wrong guy - so he won't take credit for these "cats."

"That's not me painting them," Rios told CBS 2/KCAL 9 reporter Rita Garcia Wednesday.

Tagged all over buildings and freeways recently, it's already cost taxpayers more than $15,000 to clean up.

Only CBS 2/KCAL 9's camera was there as the 29-year-old was arrested at work.

He's a part time graphic artist for a skate shop and denies ever using city property as a canvas.

But according to deputies after a search warrant, evidence paints a different picture

"He left items in his apartment that were...identical to what he's done in the community and the unlawful vandalism," said Lt. Erik Rubel with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The alleged tagger's signature mark - a cat print, was found in the window.

"What he has done is the symbols, the cats and faces, so it took a little bit to identify who he was," Rubel said.

Deputies tracked him down through the nickname "midtz" and turns out he was evicted from his apartment months prior to deputies serving their warrants.

But with the help of tipsters, detectives arrested Rios.

Rios continues to maintain his innocence.

"The restitution is the key because that's reimbursing taxpayers for all the damage he's done and that should be foremost in any sediment with him and convictions he might face in the future," Rubel said.

Andy Rios faces several counts of felony vandalism.

While he didn't reveal the meaning behind his art if in fact it's his, investigators believe he did it to gain notoriety and he chooses his locations based on the high volume of traffic and visibility.


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43 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

So it was Midzt!!

April 15, 2010 8:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No you idiot. read between the lines.

April 15, 2010 8:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

commenting is a burn free the homie and all political prisoners

April 15, 2010 9:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is scarey....

April 15, 2010 9:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hahaha I told all of you its gonna be hilarious when this dood goes to jail for painting cats. Well that's a wrap another one bites the dust. And if I was atlas id get the fuck out of Cali asap...

April 15, 2010 10:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope Andy Rios gets raped in jail. This video made my day.

April 15, 2010 11:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They got the wrong dude... The detectives need to go back to detective school!

April 15, 2010 1:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course. Pigs no nothing!

April 15, 2010 1:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the cats are free...

April 15, 2010 1:48 PM  
Anonymous Tommy Lee er said...

any true LA writers know whose behind the cats (which happen to be dope, so don't talk shit), how dumb could the pigs be?!!?

April 15, 2010 3:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

free midzt he is innocent

April 15, 2010 3:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're are gonna put pressure on him to tell who it is or go up the river for all of it...send sir rios ur prayers...public pressure to arrest anyone has lead them in wrong direction be ware there maybe carbon copy cats... I don't get along w/ cats but graff cats makes my day brighter driving to work

April 15, 2010 6:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shit-poor midtz... hope he finds a great atty. to fight this -wouldn't it be funny if the cats keep showing up - copycat writers....
Oh - what's with the hater & your shitty comment about rape?!?

April 15, 2010 7:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuck police

April 15, 2010 8:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this dude midzt got a fucking awesome hair doooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FREE MIDZT NOW OR THE CITY WILL SUFFER THE WRATH OF GRAFFITI

April 15, 2010 9:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

trust me theres already copycats

April 15, 2010 9:28 PM  
Anonymous NICNAKROXTHABOX!!! said...

EVERY BODY KNOWS ITS NOT MIDST... (UNLESS YOUR A TOY THATS NOT IN THE LOOP)... SO LETS HOPE THE SHERIFF DEPT GETS THERE SHIT STRAIGHT... (WELL NOT ALL THE WAY... DONT WANT TO SEE THE REAL GUY GO DOWN EITHER!)

April 15, 2010 10:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

as far as i can tell from the video piece, the cops have very LITTLE evidence... nothing concrete or hardcore. someone get this guy a good lawyer.

April 15, 2010 11:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So many cats there coming to reclaim there territory.

April 15, 2010 11:25 PM  
Anonymous Devin Briggs said...

At this skate spot in Rosemead, Atlas and the Cats are everywhere. I think the guy they caught might be the real man behind the Cats because I see the Cats at all kinds of famous skate spots, and he works at a skate shop and obviously skates.

Check these:
http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq7/devinbriggs/CBScatsatlas.jpg
http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq7/devinbriggs/Catscouch.jpg

April 16, 2010 12:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This deputy speaking is made a fool...even dog the bounty hunter can't find the cat culprit

April 16, 2010 2:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

andy probably claimed credit for painting those cats, that's why he got popped.

April 16, 2010 12:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cats Rule Pigs Drool lol

April 16, 2010 12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys need to stop with all this chit-chat. Your makin it easier for the pigs to pop foos...

FREE MIDZT

He is innocent. You pigs got the wrong person!

April 16, 2010 12:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

woka woka woka

April 16, 2010 1:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ha ha too bad by the way who is this guy i never heard of him he must be a dick sucker or some thing and he is uuuuuuuuuugly ass fuck

April 16, 2010 3:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thats true he is ugly huh i gues god hit him with the ugly stick and looks like a pervert dont free him hes ugly

April 16, 2010 3:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Wasting tax payers money"? Seems to me like our money is being wasted on stupid cases like this! A dozen armed cops with rifles? Really?!... and they still arrest the wrong guy!?... Ridiculous.


^^^Dido.

April 16, 2010 4:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're a toy- check out his work - it's everwhere!!!

April 16, 2010 5:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ALRIGHT NOW EVERYONE, START PAINTING CATS EVERYWHERE!

LETS PROTEST WITH CATS!

April 16, 2010 7:32 PM  
Anonymous officer rivieri said...

whats a serial tagger? kinda like a serial killer?
for all the damage hes done? i thought u were innocent untill proven guilty, guess not =[
that reporter at the end is hot!

April 17, 2010 11:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

seriously its obvious the fag a couple comments up top is a new booty to they gay calling MIDZT a dick rider?? get the fuck outta here with that shit he's paid his dues unlike you fag
never herd of him because you dnt know shit and oviously a lil hiphy nut-hugging jeans fag.!!!

hate all this new fucks trying to graff thinking its a "cool trend"
stupid bitches hope you all die a slow painful death

April 17, 2010 3:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its Either gonna be

1.a snitch

2.some more off time for the pussy trying to comeback through cats cuz he keeps doing the same style

April 17, 2010 3:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It wasnt Midzt who paints the cats. i know I live in LA know whats up.Not saying Midzt is innocent.on the real midzt is a dick fuck that fool. hes getting his dues.but if someone is getting locked up it should be for what they actually did. but who cares. no one and if you care about cats being painted on the freeway or in downtown then ur a idiot. no one says shit about all the other stuff that makes LA look like shit or cleans up the freeway.the police and the media just need someone to point a finger at. i know who paints the cats and midzt personally and i dont give a shit ur all gay

April 18, 2010 2:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha copycats !! That shit is a great idea fuk da piggies viva Los gatos!! This just shows u how stupid our govt is ! For real tho do u really need all them pigs wit guns n suits.

April 18, 2010 9:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lot of haters here...can't you respect the guy - he's a legit graffiti artist who has painted some dope pieces...
I'm seeing some real jealousy - use your energy to come up with something fresh...

April 18, 2010 12:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poets and artists live on frontiers. They have no feedback, only feedforward. They have no identities.

April 18, 2010 10:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poets and artists live on frontiers. They have no feedback, only feedforward. They have no identities.

April 18, 2010 10:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ATLAS IS PUTTING IN SICK WORK LOL

April 19, 2010 12:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the toys posting here - Midzt is with GAW...
you can also peep his work with Atlas on youtube...

April 19, 2010 1:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuck all of u skinny ass faguts stop commenting in the internet and strat doin some thing besides siting ure gay ass commenting people shit u guys aint shit bunch of fucke n toys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

April 27, 2010 10:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great spelling dude!

April 27, 2010 10:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chill out- it's just comments ...
That's why it's called a comment section, dude....

April 28, 2010 4:44 PM  

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