Two graffiti taggers who have been leaving their mark all over Brooklyn Heights have been caught by the coppers. The Brooklyn Paper reports that “Rex” and “Guder” have been hitting the area for months, with one local saying it "makes you feel like your neighborhood hasn’t been maintained, like back in the 1970s.” Fear not graf-phobes, earlier this week "Officer Freddy Ahmetaj of the 84th Precinct collared the painters outside a building on Henry Street at Clark Street."
So who are the faces behind the tags? 20-year-old Pace student Rex Ikwueme and 19-year-old Jerseyite Joseph Daiuto. They both confessed to their crimes and have been charged with criminal mischief, making graffiti and possession of graffiti instruments.
Community Board members applauded the arrests, and say “There will be pressure on the District Attorney’s office to do more than just a slap on the wrist. We’re not talking about 14-year-olds. This is not a youthful indiscretion, but an adult decision.”