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Graffiti Suspect Accused Of Tagging The Courtroom In Which He Had His Graffiti Hearing

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It wasn’t the smartest move, but you have to admit it was bold. Alleged San Diego graffiti 'artist' Francisco Canseco, 18, tagged the courthouse in which he was being tried for vandalism with his own moniker, during the hearing. The connection was made after a sheriff’s deputy noticed fresh graffiti all around the San Diego Superior Courthouse, including the exact courtroom in which the hearing was held, Times of San Diego reports.

Using the site Graffiti Tracker, police were able to link Canseco to 60 other cases that may be related, all using that same tag. They also issued a search of Canseco's place and found more evidence tying him to graffiti.

Originally facing misdemeanor charges, Canseco now faces five felony vandalism charges.