Vandals damage Franklin DA’s office, city parking garage

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at 3:03pm
Staff reports

Three men were arrested Tuesday night after police found them atop the Franklin District Attorney’s Office with backpacks filled with spray paint and stencils, police said.

Police said they were called at 11:18 p.m. when an alert citizen reported seeing the trio spray painting graffiti at 130 Fourth Ave. S. The caller said the suspects had just climbed atop the District Attorney’s Office.

The trio had video and still cameras they used to document their work. The Fourth Avenue parking garage and the law office of Puryear, Newman and Morton were vandalized.

Robert Herron, 22, of Brentwood, and Tripp Weir, 20, of Franklin, were charged with felony vandalism and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Their 17-year-old accomplice from Nashville was charged with felony vandalism and violation of the state’s curfew.

5 Comments on this post:

By: localboy on 7/7/10 at 2:29


By: WayneR on 7/8/10 at 6:24

Localboy said:

L> Posuers



By: caholt on 7/8/10 at 7:45

Ah, if only they could teach people in Tennessee how to spell!
Based on the meaning of the word, one would need access to the actual graffiti or the stencils they were using in order to ascertain whether or not these guys were actually 'Poseurs' or just vandals as described in the article.

Cyn in TN

By: JohnGalt on 7/8/10 at 11:03

Explain this. If the owner of the defaced property doesn't clean up after the vandals in a short period of time they are subject to legal action by the city. IOW your property is trashed and you get to pay for the cleanup.

By: bsaut on 7/8/10 at 6:20

Whatever other punishment the judge decides to mete out, they should all be required to cleanup any and all graffiti found in Davidson county.