Prolific 1990s graffiti artist arrested in NYC

AP News
Posted: Oct 09, 2014 9:47 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say they have arrested a high-profile graffiti artist.

Police say Adam Cole, known as "Cost," was the city's most prolific graffiti artist during the 1990s.

They say he was charged this week after he was spotted carrying an extendable pole with a wet brush. Police say a "Cost" poster with fresh adhesive still dripping from it was affixed to scaffolding in the Meatpacking district.

Additional tools were found inside his car. Police got a search warrant and say they recovered adhesive, brushes and stickers and posters with "Cost" printed on them.

Cole was charged with criminal mischief, making graffiti and possession of a graffiti instrument in nine separate incidents this year.

Police say he was arraigned and released on bail. Information on his attorney wasn't immediately known.