Deputies search for man they call prolific bus tagger
Transit Services Bureau deputies served a search warrant in the 600 block of Oleander Avenue in Highland Park last week in search of Tomas Benson, 28, a tagger who goes by the name RUET.
They say Benson has caused more than $8,000 in damage to L.A. city and Metropolitan Transportation Authority property.
Deputies found evidence of graffiti writing at Benson's home but did not find Benson, according to a statement from the L.A. County Sheriff's Department.
They detained another man while serving the warrant but released him after questioning.
Sheriff's officials are asking anyone with information about Benson or graffiti crimes to call 888-950-7233.
-- Abby Sewell
Photos: Deputies remove spray paint from an alleged tagger's home in 2010. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times.