I have been working shift work lately. So I have to park my van around an industrial area late at night. Dodgy stuff, and in the dodgy part of town. Anyway, I got back to it late one night about a week ago. There on the side is a tag from some vandal. ZL1. Bloody brilliant not! This vandal had tagged my van.
I figured I had better wash it off so I tried but the paint was dry. I ended up having to take it to a car detailer to get it off without taking the paint of my van off. It cost me $420! Yes, four hundred and twenty of my HARD EARNED dollars. The guys that did it had about the cheapest quote too and I sat there watching them do the job so I know they were not bullshitting me with a bumped up price.
So anyway I put my fingers to the keyboard and my ear to the ground to find out who this little punk ZL1 is. Some people I know said he uses the nickname ZEAL1 and he’s a graff vandal from Campbell. Oh, and that he’s not a little punk, but a fat punk who is in his late twenties. But that’s all they know. Now that I think of it, I think I have seen the ZEAL1 tag out on those squat telstra box things out on the Federal highway by lake George near Collector.
So, has anyone else had their property vandalised by this guy? Is he a Canberrra phenomenon only? I’ve Googled him and only found pictures from some one with the same name in the Chicago area of the USA. Apparently he’s known as a tagger more than an artist and is looked down on by the so called artists. He used to be well known for tagging trains in the historical railways yards before they improved their fences.
And if you are reading this ZL1, you owe me $420.