They really aren’t playin’ at all in Delaware. But this guy got a bit too crazy and hit a church…consequences.
In the past month, graffiti tags such as SON and MAG scrawled in orange, silver, yellow or gold spray paint have been turning up on the sides of numerous businesses in Prices Corner, Belvedere and Christiana Hundred.
Investigators probing these acts of vandalism Thursday arrested the alleged vandal — a 21-year-old Newport man — and charged him with defacing more than a dozen area properties.
Following a raid at his home, state police charged Joseph T. Marro Jr. of the 500 block of Augustine St. with 10 counts of graffiti, one count of possession of graffiti tools, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of prescription drugs not in their original container.
Marro was released after posting $7,000 bail, state police Cpl. Jeff Whitmarsh said.
During the search of his home, detectives confiscated a large bag of magnum markers, Sharpies and other markers in various colors commonly used to produce graffiti work, 13 grams of marijuana and a marijuana pipe.
Investigators also seized Marro’s computer and art work.
During questioning, Marro waived his rights, police said, and acknowledged that he was responsible for spray painting his tags, including SON, at these businesses:
â€¢Cash Advance, 2000 Newport-Gap Pike.
â€¢Boston Market, 3130 Kirkwood Highway.
â€¢Jersey barrier, Del. 100 south of Del. 2.
â€¢Celestial Church of Christ, 1110 Newport-Gap Pike, Belvedere. (WTF were you thinking?!!)
â€¢McDonald’s in Midway Plaza, 4625 Kirkwood Highway.
â€¢Ted’s Liquors, 1202 Newport-Gap Pike, Belvedere.
â€¢7-Eleven, 298 S. Maryland Ave., north of Boxwood Road, Christiana Hundred.
â€¢Deer Head Hot Dogs, 620 S. Maryland Ave., north of Boxwood Road, Christiana Hundred.
â€¢The Centerville Road underpass at Del. 141 near Prices Corner.
â€¢Pep Boys on Kirkwood Highway, Prices Corner.
â€¢A billboard sign at Citgo, 3927 Kirkwood Highway.
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