Wednesday, August 30, 2006

I smell a Chrysler Voyager commercial!

Kids today! They're not playing stickball in the streets anymore, like we used to. (And by "we," I mean people at least 20 years older than me. At least. Okay?)

No, they're too busy being chauffered to soccer practice, and band camp, and tagging playdates.


On Avalon Street in Echo Park, Victoria Villicano is known as a devoted mother who is often seen behind the wheel of her SUV, driving her two teenage sons to stores and sporting events.

But Los Angeles Police Department detectives say the 42-year-old woman also drove a five-member tagging crew, including her two children, around Silver Lake and Echo Park, stopping long enough for the group to jump out and vandalize.

Authorities believe the crew is responsible for spray-painting about 100 sites along Sunset Boulevard, causing tens of thousands of dollars in damage. Their alleged reign came to an end last week when police received a call about some teens tagging a 7-Eleven store in Silver Lake.

Undercover vandalism detectives said they found one of Villicano's sons — with fresh paint on his hands — near a wall, dumping clothing and paint cans into a trashcan. Police found the other alleged taggers waiting with Villicano in her SUV.

"This had to be a first," said one of the detectives, who asked that his name not be used because of the nature of his work.

Why, in my day, we had to walk to commit felony vandalism. Barefoot. Through the snow. Uphill. Both ways.



SJ said...

I bet she lets them watch the teevee, too.

GETkristiLOVE said...

Does she have a bumper sticker on the back that reads, GRAFFITI MOM?

Spooney said...

Or one of those BABY VANDAL ON BOARD stickers in the window?

michael said...


vikkitikkitavi said...

SJ: Yeah. CABLE tv.

Kristi, Spooney, Michael: Proud Parent of Sick Graff Bomber, Yo.