'Felix the Cat' Tagger Arrested

Robert Saddik was arrested June 1 at his home on Costa Mesa Drive and is suspected of causing more than $30,000 in damages.

San Jose Police Department's Graffiti Enforcement Unit arrested a prolific graffiti suspect Friday.

The familiar Felix the Cat-like graffiti is painted throughout much of San Jose and along highway on-ramps and off-ramps like Highway 17 at Hamilton Avenue in Campbell and along stretches of Highway 280 and 85 in Cupertino.

According to a San Jose Police Department release, 29-year-old Robert Saddik of San Jose was arrested June 1 at his home on Costa Mesa Drive after the graffiti enforcement unit and the San Jose Police Special Operations METRO Unit served a $50,000 Ramey warrant.

Saddik was arrested and booked for felony vandalism. According to the release, he is believed to be responsible for more than $30,000 worth of graffiti damange. 

Persons wishing to report graffiti in San Jose may call 408- 277-2758 or visit: http://www.sjpd.org/_forms/GraffitiFAQ.asp.

To remain anonymous, call the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at 408-947-STOP (7867) or visit: http://svcrimestoppers.org/, and may be eligible for a reward.

Scott Murch June 02, 2012 at 04:23 PM
Put him in a cell with plenty of spray paint of all colors for one week then let him enjoy his art and maybe put it on utube. When he admits to being tired of looking at it let him have some prison color paint paint over his art and start over. A lot cheaper than cleanup tax. Bet people would donate paint I bet.
Tim Shepard September 06, 2012 at 09:13 PM
I really enjoyed his Felix the Cat pictures. It was always a treat to find a new one. the places he painted on were worn out eyesores, so he made them look better and enhanced the community.


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