Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Revok arrested at LAX

Revok was arrested on thursday, april 21st as he prepared to board a plane to Ireland at Los Angeles, read the article after the jump

Notorious Los Angeles graffiti artist, Revok, was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday (April 21) on an outstanding warrant.

According to the L.A. Times, the graff artist (real name: Jason Williams) was preparing to board a plane to Ireland when police took him into custody on Thursday morning.

The warrant had been issued for “failing to pay restitution to victims of previous vandalism crimes,” said the paper.

Revok is currently being held in the Los Angeles County Jail in lieu of $320,000 bail.

Authorities claim he is a member of the notorious graff crew, MSK (Mad Society Kings).

In 2009, Revok was placed on parole for a felony vandalism charge in Indio. That same year, he was arrested at least two other times. Once in Australia where he had been on a vandalism spree over the course of a few days, but was caught by authorities at the airport as he was trying to leave. Cops said they knew he was leaving the country, because of tweets he wrote on his Twitter account.

Revok was arrested again in late November 2009 for “illegally possessing vandalism tools,” specifically spray can tips. Due to his probation, Revok was prohibited from possessing any type of graffiti contraband. He was arrested at a graffiti event, where he was the guest of honor.

Police later searched his home, and found several hundred cans of spray paint, and a fake police badge, said Cpt. Mike Parker of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Source: LA TIMES

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