'Moustache' Subway Poster Vandal Nabbed in Hell's Kitchen, Police Say
By Tom Liddy
DNAinfo News Editor
MANHATTAN - It's time for 'Moustache' to face the music.
A vandal who scrawled the tag 'Moustache' on posters throughout the subway system was nabbed last week, police said.
The suspect, Joseph Waldo, 26, of Hell's Kitchen, faces a slew of charges in connection with the alleged graffiti spree, including felony mischief, misdemeanor criminal mischief, making graffiti and possession of a graffiti instrument, according to police.
Transit cops first spotted the distinctive cursive tag written with a black permanent marker on March 10 at the station on Eighth Avenue and West 42nd Street.
Over the next two months, they allegedly found hundreds of similar scrawls throughout the system.
Among the recent incidents was a bout of graffiti on June 18 in the L train station at Third Avenue, in the East Village, according to court documents.
In a statement to investigators, Waldo said: "I'm sorry for my actions and have agreed to fully cooperate and never do it again," according to the papers.
It was not immediately clear how many of the incidents were allegedly linked to him.
Waldo was picked up on West 47th Street and Eighth Avenue, near his home, on June 21 without incident, police said.
He was released without bail after his arraignment and is due back in court Sept. 15.