I’m delighted to report that the jerk seen spray-painting the boulders on Lookout Mountain a few days ago has been caught. And I’m even angrier now that I’ve learned he’s from my city — Thornton, a northeast Denver suburb. So the little perp drove all the way to the southwest side of the metro to commit his vandalism.
His name is Stanley Stettler. He’s 18, and the BMW with the temporary tag in the video was indeed his. His court date is October 20. The man with Stettler did not do any spray painting and was not charged.
My thanks to the individual who was quick-thinking enough to record Stettler’s actions and to the law enforcement officials who tracked him down so quickly. I’m hoping to see him sentenced to “up to a year in jail and/or a $1,000 fine,” but I wouldn’t be surprised if he just gets a period of community service (cleaning paint off rocks).