|Russell ‘Rusty’ Moore|
A man vandalized police cars because officers parked in front of his house.
Russell ‘Rusty’ Moore of Florida, was arrested for criminal behavior after spray painting his name and initials on two police cars, according to an arrest affidavit.
Moore said that he was intoxicated at the time of the incident.
The incident occurred when Gulfport Police responded to a call in the area of Moore’s home. They parked outside of his residence. Moore, 44, became angry that the officers parked near his home.
When questioned by police, he admitted that he sprayed the graffiti. “When they stopped in front of my house to go to the house of another person, I sat down on the sidewalk and painted my name on their vehicles,” Moore admitted.
Moore painted his nickname “Rusty,” on a door of one cruiser and his initial “R” on another cruiser in blue paint.
Police said that when they attempted to speak to Moore about the graffiti, he refused to come out of his house.
Instead, he threw the can of blue paint out the window to the waiting officers.
Police left and returned to Moore's house on a later date and arrested him for criminal mischief, Sgt. Thomas Woodman said.
“The paint was still wet when they found the graffiti. Officers immediately took it to the body shop and had it removed,” Woodman said. The damage cost police $140.
Moore was released from jail after posting $150 bail.