Mother accused of shuttling sons, friends on graffiti spree
LOS ANGELES (AP) – A 42-year-old mother was arrested for allegedly shuttling her two sons and their three friends around in a sport utility vehicle during a graffiti spree.
Victoria Villicano and the five teens were booked on suspicion of vandalism after their Aug. 22 arrest, said police spokeswoman Norma Eisenman.
Villicano is being held without bail and is scheduled for arraignment Aug. 30.
A witness who followed the SUV told police that Villicano made several stops to allow the five to spray paint the tags “HIV” and “HIVC.”
Investigators found paint on the five teenagers’ hands when they arrived at the scene, a police statement said.
The crew had managed to spray about 100 tags over a two-mile span before authorities arrived, police said.
Villicano’s 19-year-old son, David Ramirez, was being held on $1,000 bail.
Police did not identify the other four suspects, ages 14-16, because they are juveniles. They were booked and released, Eisenman said.
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