Misspelled Graffiti Tips Off Police

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This is another of those cautionary tales about putting too much information on the Web. Somebody in suburban Philadelphia spray-painted graffiti in dozens of places. Some of the tags used the words, "Devient Art." Deviant was spelled incorrectly. This soon led police directly to a suspect named Melanie Brockway. Police discovered that the artist had a MySpace screen name spelled the same way.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good Morning, I'm Steve Inskeep. Here's another of those cautionary tales about putting too much information on the Web. Somebody in suburban Philadelphia spray-painted graffiti on dozens of places. Some of the tags used the words, Devient Art. Deviant was spelled incorrectly, with two e's. This soon led police directly to a suspect named Melanie Brockway. Police discovered that the artist had a MySpace screen name spelled the same way. It's Morning Edition.

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