Infamous tagger, REVOK, was arrested over the weekend in Los Angeles during an appearance at a the 33rd Graffiti Art Store, when authorities found him in possession of spray tips.
According to the LA Times, the 32-year-old graffiti legend (real name: Jason Williams) was the guest of honor at the store’s event on Sunday (November 22), where they were exhibiting Montana spray paint, a brand used by taggers.
Due to his probation, authorities took him into custody for “illegally possessing vandalism tools.”
He reportedly told sheriff’s officials that he earns a living selling T-shirts and prints, and said he was paid $1,000 to attend the art exhibit.
“He’s being treated as a celebrity artist when in fact he’s breaking the law,” Steve Whitmore, a sheriff’s spokesman, told the paper.
Police later searched REVOK’s home, finding several hundred paint cans, a police badge and a fire extinguisher. A stolen detour sign and digital photos of his graffiti work on his phone were also recovered.
On his official Twitter page (@REVOK1), the graff-head responded: “Not guilty y’all got to feel me.”
He was arrested on suspicion of illegally possessing vandalism tools, a counterfeit Los Angeles Police Department badge, and receiving stolen property.
REVOK is currently being held on $20,000 bail.
Earlier this month, the graffiti artist was arrested at an Australia airport for vandalizing the city over the course of several days.
Authorities caught up with him at the airport, after he tweeted that he was headed there to leave the country.