Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Graffiti Bill Comes Due.

Byline: Jeff Jones Journal Staff Writer

Vandals Ordered To Reimburse City for Cleanup

Brian, Derrick, Adam, Chris and their parents should soon expect a hand-delivered "Greetings" notice involving the city of Albuquerque.

If they were expecting tidings of Christmas cheer, they're in for a whopper of a surprise.

The four youths, along with a long list of other suspected graffiti vandals, were sued Monday by the city to recoup tens of thousands of dollars in costs that cleanup crews have racked up cleaning the spray-painted messes.

"Defendant Greetings:" the court summonses each say. " A complaint has been filed against you."

Brian, for example, is being asked for $11,093. Chris' bill is $14,213, according to the city. …

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