Graffiti Artist May Have Been Done In By Pumpkin

Steamboat Springs, Colo., police say it might have been hard to find the graffiti artist suspected of tagging downtown properties, except it's Halloween. The local paper says police found a similar design on a pumpkin at the graffiti artist's home.

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

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We hear of criminals who leave wallets or phones at the crime scene. That is exactly what a graffiti artist does every time - leaves behind some identifying mark. The trick is to escape any way. And there, a Colorado man fell short. Steamboat Springs police say the suspect tagged downtown properties. Might have been hard to find him except its Halloween, the local paper says police found a similar design on a pumpkin at the graffiti artist's home.

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