The Bizarre World of Florida

Spray-painting suspect caught red-handed November 30, 2011

Filed under: Bad Luck,Children acting badly,Florida Nut,Really Dumb,Unusual,WTF? — floridaduh @ 2:56 pm

A Panama City Beach man was arrested and charged with criminal mischief on  suspicion of causing more than $1,000 in damage to a church and hundreds of  dollars in damages to two other businesses, reports the Panama City News Herald.

mug_Persinger.jpgA Bay County Sheriff’s Office deputy literally caught 19-year-old Elmer  Persinger red-handed during an investigation into apparently gang-related  graffiti found Saturday night at Emerald Coast Assembly of God Church,  Affordable towing and Johnstone Supply.

The graffiti consisted of a series of words and symbols associated with the  street gang known as the Bloods. Members of the gang are known to wear red  clothing to identify themselves as members of the Bloods.

According to an arrest affidavit: the deputy was sitting in his patrol car  writing a report when Persinger, dressed in all red, passed by the car. The  deputy initiated a conversation with Persinger, who admitted his affiliation  with the Bloods but denied painting any buildings. The deputy noted in his  report that Persinger had red paint on his hands.

Persinger said that he had been with some other men earlier that night who  may have tagged the buildings to set him up. The deputy also noted in his report  that a number of the symbols painted on the church and the other buildings were  identical to some of Persinger’s numerous tattoos.

“With evidence increasingly pointing to Mr. Persinger’s involvement” the  deputy took Persinger to the station for an interview and he was subsequently  arrested.

Read more:  http://www.newsherald.com/articles/panama-98701-red-beach.html#ixzz1fCVVBdS9



One Response to “Spray-painting suspect caught red-handed”

  1. mikrobølgeovn Seriously? I’d rather eat some mikrobølgeovn instead of this. I know you can do better:)

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