Video: Toronto Graffiti Vandal Gets His Comeuppance

“Just happened today at 5pm eastern. I was working in the store when I get the hunch to go out, when im by the door i smelled fresh paint, and after looking I spot a big 25″x3′ graffiti tag on my door panel. I rushed it quickly to check my cctv to see if he was still in the area and in effect he was. Took a picture of him with my phone and made it to the patio to look for him when to my surprise he trespassed in the property and was right in front of me.

After telling him off he denied what he did so I proceeded to make a citizens arrest and brought him down on the ground. On the floor he keeps denying it and starts acting weird and moving his arms which made me fear for my safety.

He then went to reach for the pockets and for precaution with this liar I quickly defended and snapped his nose. I acted in self defense against a trespasser into my property that also vandalized my wall.

According to the trespass to property act in ontario I can make a citizens arrest for trespassing or damaging private property if caught red handed. You also are allow to preserve your integrity and defend against imminent danger or a threat to your well being.

Also Under Section 40 of the Criminal Code, “everyone who is in possession of a dwelling house is justified in using as much force as necessary, to prevent any person from forcibly breaking into or entering the dwelling house without lawful authority.”

As some people watching from the street get concerned i tell him to not move and stay still, as approaching and explaining people what happened and asking them to please call the police, he takes the chance and scapes through the back.

I SUPPORT ART AND LOVE IT! but i condemn any form of vandalism to private and public property, People like him glorify their tags and graffities and literally screw others (specially small businesses) damaging their store-front and image. Not to mention the cost for the city.”

  • Al_the_Fish

    Thank you Mr.Store Owner for standing up for your rights. Sadly the whiny punk-ass tagger will probably get a wrist slap from the courts.

    • I bet the store owner gets charged.

      • Surele Surele

        If he does, we all should help him get the best defense.

      • David Murrell

        I was thinking the same thing. Won’t Bill Blair’s boys go after him, for stopping a criminal? This is the state of affairs in TO these days.

    • Then keep hitting him in the nose.

  • lolwut?

    His tears are delicious

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    These clowns really annoy me…they’ve painted over many old pieces of advertising I took photographs of, in the mid-70’s…

    • alexb

      Was that pic taken in Collingwood ?

      • Raymond Hietapakka

        …click “see more”, there’s two pix…

    • That is a shame.

  • Speaksvolumes

    What a pussy. This will make the rounds and people who know him will see this. Very embarrassing for him.

  • Justin St.Denis

    I haven’t read anybody’s comments yet, but I have to say that ALL MY LIFE graffiti has irked me no end. Perhaps it is because I just don’t “get” what the perps derive from this activity. And it is UGLY. This includes those school-authorized walls of kids’ art which inevitably suck the big one (hate to rain on anybody’s parade here, but it’s true!).

    As for this guy, I am glad to see somebody DO something to a perp when he catches him red-handed! Certainly, our courts would give him a slap on the wrist. A bloody broken nose is a little closer to justice.

    • With rare exception most of it is an eyesore.

      • Justin St.Denis

        I read somewhere that the current Canada Post mailbox design was selected because it already looked like graffiti and, hence, would be spared by the usual vandals. From what I have noticed, Canada’s ugly eyesore mailboxes have been spared the vandals’ spray can.

        Isn’t “adjusting to crime” instead of “enforcing the law” FANTASTIC?

  • winniec

    Learn your right to make a citizen’s arrest. You may need to use it with all the terrorists now living among us.

  • sanwin

    All I can say is :


  • cmh

    He probably went and reported you to the police. They will likely appear on your doorstep one day and try to arrest you. This is the Kafkaesque society we live in.

  • Clink9

    The world would be a better place, to go back to the days when smashing someone’s nose in didn’t involve cops or lawyers.

  • ntt1

    of course the rcmp will be arresting him for assault and do a warrantless search and seizure of anything interesting on his property. then the tag artist will be free to sue him for wrongful detention.

  • Gary

    But don’t forget that under Miller the City of Toronto had a Arts programs that funded the Youth to learn how to use spray paint for Arts sake.
    So on one had Miller pretended to be tough on the Graffiti and that the City work hire teams of workers to clean it up and keep Toronto beautiful……..BUT then he funds teaching youth how to do Graffiti Art with spray paint.
    Nobody in the media caught that because the lessons to learn how to use spray paint was hidden in the Arts-Funding grants as if the money was well spent to create Artists.
    All these punks seem to draw is Welfare Cheque.