Graffiti Guy Girafa Arrested
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.