rd 357 trackside piece. the nyc graffiti writer was apprehended by a nypd cop for 82 counts of graffiti after a six month investigation

Cop With Nothing Better To Do Hits NYC Writer RD 357 With 82 Graffiti Charges

On Wednesday one of New York City’s most prolific graffiti writers, RD 357, was busted in the Upper East Side of Manhattan on 82 counts of graffiti. In New York, RD is well known as being a member of 357, a crew that took over the 6 train and B train lines heavy in the late ’80s.

Image via at149st.com

For those who grew up in Manhattan, especially the Upper East Side, RD 357 is a name that has been around the neighborhood for decades. RD got his name up on nearly everything, especially fire hydrants up and down Manhattan.

As reported by the Daily News, an officer at the 19th Precinct spent two years trying to catch RD, tracking the writer since 2015. After a six month investigation, the NYPD busted RD on 82 counts of graffiti, estimated at around $6,700 worth of damage.

It’s incredible that the 19th Precinct really had nothing better to do than follow this guy for nearly two years just for tagging. After all, it took them like five years to arrest that crazy spitting lady. Last time I checked, there weren’t any Reddit threads or petitions asking anyone to catch RD. Whatever is set to happen later in court, RD is still going down as the king of Yorkville and fire hydrants. Rest in Peace to RE and JJ 357.

 

rd 357 mural at the graffiti hall of fame in harlem

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