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Graffiti Guy Girafa Arrested

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The prolific Bay Area graffiti artist was apparently taken downtown on Thursday.

Steven Free, 30, of San Francisco was arrested Tuesday on a $100,000 warrant, charging him in 10 felony cases in San Jose involving $40,000 in damages.

During a search of his San Francisco home, officers discovered thousands of pictures of graffiti with the “Girafa” moniker and cartoon characters of giraffes on several of his social Web sites.

“He was just causing a lot of vandalism around the Bay Area, anywhere he would find a spot, he would use this moniker,” said San Jose police officer Jermaine Thomas.

Free also is also accused leaving his tags on multiple places in Alameda, San Francisco and Contra Costa counties.

4 Comments
  • RKB | Nov 6, 2009 at 1:37 am

    Ohnoes! I loved those giraffes.

  • Sake | Nov 6, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    FREE STEVEN FREE
    THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE IN THE BAY AREA LOVE LOOKING AT HIS YELLOW AND BLACK POINTS OF VIEW FOR ART!
    COLORING BLANK WALLS THAT LOOK LIKE SHIT IN THE FIRST PLACE SHOULDNT BE A CRIME!
    ~SakeOne~ EGK

  • sales team | Nov 23, 2009 at 9:41 am

    Loved those Giraffe heads. We are looking for an artist with Mr. Free’s permission to draw us a sample. (actually air brush us a sample ) and we would give $100 Dollars.
    go to “http://www.siliconvalley.cc ” and click on girafa picture for more into.

  • mober | Sep 17, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    free the homie fa$$t. fuk the rollie pollies $ic $ide 7treez