'Bart Simpson' tagger arrested in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO - Police in San Francisco arrested a man Tuesday who they say was caught painting graffiti of Bart Simpson from "The Simpsons."

Shortly before 3 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Jackson Street regarding a vandalism call, police said.

Police dispatch broadcast a description of man who was painting an image of Bart Simpson.

The officers saw a man matching the description at the corner of Grant Avenue and Jackson Street, police said. Officers detained the man, later identified as Tyler Ross -- a 27-year-old transient.  

Ross had paint on his hands and had an open grocery bag which contained several cans of spray paint, police said.

Ross also had paint markers, white-out pens, etching pens and a Bart Simpson keychain.

One officer walked around the area of the 700 block of Jackson Street and observed a freshly spray painted image of Bart Simpson. The paint in the image matched the paint on Ross’s hands and the spray paint cans found in his possession, police said.

Ross was booked at San Francisco County Jail on felony and misdemeanor charges of vandalism. 

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