Santa Cruz Sheriff's Department and the Capitola Police Department arrested a man wanted for felony graffiti vandalism. Christopher Henry, also known as the BLOT graffiti artist was wanted on vandalism charges totaling over $500,000. Last week Capitola Mall security caught him tagging property at the mall. He was released, only to be rearrested at his home on Rosedale Avenue today.
Over the last 10 months the sheriff's department has been tracking BLOT markings in Santa Cruz, Capitola, Soquel, Aptos and Live Oak. Police say he tagged two ATM's in Capitola that had to be replaced. Those totaled $500,000.
Police say boyed painted or etched graffiti on the front of businesses, home fences, structures you could see from the freeway and a number of poles and signs.
Police booked him in the county jail on $35,000 bail.