Local 22-year-old Arrested for Graffiti

By: VPD Release
By: VPD Release

Valdosta, Georgia - July 5, 2011 -

On Tuesday, June 28, 2011, Shaun Byun, Asian male, 22 years of age, was arrested on multiple counts of Criminal Trespass-Vandalism (misdemeanor) for spray painting graffiti on businesses in downtown Valdosta as well as on an AT&T telephone box. Byun also spray painted graffiti at several locations on the Valdosta State University (VSU) Campus and was charged with Interference of Government Property (felony) by the VSU Police Department.

The investigation was conducted by members of the FBI Gang Task Force from the Valdosta Police Department and the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office and the VSU Police Department who all worked together to solve this case.

Anyone having any further information regarding this crime or any other crime is urged to contact the Valdosta Police Department at 229-293-3145 or can remain anonymous at 229-293-3091.

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  • by TIR on Jul 5, 2011 at 02:49 PM
  • by Al Location: Tallahassee on Jul 5, 2011 at 01:50 PM
    I'm sure there are plenty of elderly and disabled people who could use a new paint job on their house that could be useful community service.
  • by hank on Jul 5, 2011 at 12:03 PM
    Id like to spit beach not in that dudes eye.
  • by Ron on Jul 5, 2011 at 11:35 AM
    Wasn't this guy in Gran Torino with Clint Eastwood?
  • by tired of graffiti in Tally Location: Tallahassee on Jul 5, 2011 at 10:37 AM
    We should look to Singapore for the answers. 6 strokes of a rattan cane on his bare back-side and I bet he never touches a spraypaint can again in his life. (Enter whiney liberal counter-viewpoint)
  • by Tito Location: Tallahassee on Jul 5, 2011 at 10:35 AM
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      by Steve Marietta, Georgia on Jul 6, 2011 at 07:16 AM in reply to Tito
      Tito. Consider this, for just one moment...It is not his property to destroy! If it was his, that would be different. Can you understand the concept of owning something, or private property? Our problem in the panhandle of Florida is thugs like this one not tagging a business, but burning it down!
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        by listen steve on Jul 10, 2011 at 06:18 PM in reply to Steve Marietta, Georgia
        No one is saying what he did was right, but 6 years for something so petty is absurd! He caused no one harm, in fact, you can thank him for creating a new job for some lucky unemployed person who gets to clean that up.
  • by Ed Location: Tallahassee on Jul 5, 2011 at 10:14 AM
    Here we have another example of 20( ) year olds acting like children. I am sure Georgia DOC can find some type of labor to let this individual pay his debt to society....and leave infanthood!!
  • by Brook Location: Tallahassee on Jul 5, 2011 at 10:07 AM
    Tax payer money spent catching graffiti artists instead of real criminals...lovely. Tax payer money spent supporting him for 6 years....ridiculous.
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      by Anon on Jul 5, 2011 at 10:38 AM in reply to Brook
      No kidding.. But you're talking to people who hoot and hollar in joy when someone is nabbed for a drug "crime".
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      by Anonymous on Jul 5, 2011 at 10:39 AM in reply to Brook
      ummm most of these people doing the graffiti are involved with gangs so in rality they are catching the "real" criminals...your ridiculous. Graffiti is becoming a big problem, as is the gangs. People are tired of it.
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      by DTH on Jul 5, 2011 at 11:11 AM in reply to Brook
      Where do you live....I will send someone over to spray graffiti all over your House.....I hope it is Brick as it will make it super hard to get off and will be costly.
  • by Real bro on Jul 5, 2011 at 10:07 AM
    I hate graffiti put his eye balls jout with a can of spray paint throw him in the bootom of the ocean.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 5, 2011 at 09:30 AM
    beware of anybody sporting 'gauges'!! a sure sign of pierced ears.
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