"Jugz" is headed to the joint.
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge sentenced 27-year-old graffiti vandal Joel Delgado, a.k.a. "Jugz," to a year in prison and four years' supervised probation for -- authorities claim -- being the worst graffiti vandal in Phoenix.
It seems Delgado was tagging just about everything he saw with his infamous "Jugz" tag.
Delgado scrawled his tag on more than 300 sites over a 20-month period.
From New Times' first post on this urban (ahem) artist:
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The C.A.'s press release claims that Delgado was tagging just about everything that didn't move, including businesses, public property, and in one case, a church: South Phoenix's Our Lady of Sorrows. Granted, scrawling "Jugz" on Our Lady of Sorrows just ain't right. Like
something you would have gotten a whippin' for in Sunday school.
When he was arrested in September, Delgado admitted that he was behind the "Jugz" tags all over the city, and he took a little personal inventory right in the interrogation room.
"I get a rush out of it, and I can't stop," he supposedly told the fuzz at the time of his arrest. "This is like a problem for me. Seriously a problem. I'm 27 years old. I'm going to be 30 years old, I'm like what am I doing? Writing on walls? Hopefully, I end up in prison for it."
Congratulations, "Jugz," your wish has been granted.