Got him! Local graffiti vandal caught

Screenshot from the video of Stanley Stettler, 18, spray-painting boulders on Lookout Mountain
Screenshot from the video of Stanley Stettler, 18, spray-painting boulders on Lookout Mountain

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).

10 thoughts on “Got him! Local graffiti vandal caught

  1. Any word on what he thought was so cool about what he did? There is often a motive ,misguided as they all are. But I am curious if this is a boredom thing or an affluenza thing. But seriously, affluenza shouldn’t even be a thing.

    1. No, it shouldn’t be a thing, but he’s 18 and was driving a new BMW. Hard not to draw conclusions. I haven’t seen any quotes from him, but he probably already had a lawyer on retainer when the police found him.

    1. I don’t either. At least in the city you can attribute graffiti to gangs claiming territory. Or it’s done there so people will see it. This makes no sense at all to me.

  2. Maybe it’s just me…

    Driving a fancy BMW, probably playing hooky and definitely up to no good – doesn’t anyone else think this episode wreaks with shades of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”? In fact, the idiot even seems to resemble Ferris Bueller! 🙁

    1. That didn’t occur to me, probably because my grandkids only just started school this morning. As mentioned above, I think it smacks more of “affluenza” and a spoiled rich kid whose parents have always gotten him out of any trouble he’s gotten into. But then, a kid taking his parents new car and going for a spin is nothing new. He could be catching more heat from his parents than the law will ever give him.

... and that's my two cents