Prosecutors have dismissed vandalism charges against a 42-year-old mother accused of shuttling her two sons and their three friends around in a sport utility vehicle so they could spray graffiti.
The charges against Victoria Villicano were dropped “in the interest of justice,” but her 20-year-old son was prosecuted for spraying dozens of tags along Sunset Boulevard in late August, said Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
David Ramirez pleaded guilty to two counts of felony vandalism of more than $400. He was sentenced Thursday to 46 days in county jail and three years probation. Superior Court Judge Norm Shapiro also ordered Ramirez to serve 200 hours of graffiti removal.
The judge ordered Villicano to serve another 90 days in jail for violating her probation stemming from a drug arrest earlier this year.
Villicano was charged in January with one felony count of possession or purchase of a cocaine base for sale. She pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a year in jail with credit for nearly three months behind bars and was placed on probation.
The status of any charges against the other four suspects, ranging in age from 14 to16, were not immediately available.
Incarceration for over six weeks and 3 years probation will do a lot to a person. Deter other people from writing their name on walls, I’m not so sure.
You can check out a short clip abou the HIVC-High into Vandalism Crew over at CBS.