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Freeway Overpass: 1 -- Graffiti Artist: 0

Not exactly overheard in CA - more like "overhead" (momentarily, anyway!)


Man, said to be tagging overpass, injured on 5 Freeway in East Los Angeles
Witnesses say man who fell from an overpass near Main Street off-ramp had a can of spray paint in his hands.

I wonder if he stepped back to admire his work?!?

A man was apparently spray painting graffiti on an overpass when he fell Saturday night onto the 5 Freeway in East Los Angeles, authorities said.

Several motorists told authorities that the man had possibly broken his back at about 9:45 p.m. and had a can of spray paint clutched in his hands as he lay on the freeway near the Main Street off-ramp, said California Highway Patrol spokesman David Porter.

Porter said the man was taken to a nearby hospital where he is being treated.

The accident comes about three weeks after prolific tagger Cyrus Yazdani -- who goes by the moniker "Buket" -- was arrested for causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in property damage.

Yazdani is perhaps most recognized for a YouTube video that shows him climbing and spray painting behind the Hollywood Freeway sign near Melrose Avenue as traffic speeds below.


- link to story ...
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-tagger23-2008jun23,0,7487128.story

- Buket video ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywOZPO5VJy8


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