Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free. Dustin Shomer, arrested last week on suspicion of being the prolific "Penis Man" graffiti tagger, tells Phoenix New Times he's just a "copycat. Yet, as Shomer admitted to New Times and to police, he did do some of the taggings. Police have his fingerprints from one scene and video surveillance from other spots he painted, he said. But he insisted his crimes did not justify the heavy-handed raid of his Phoenix condominium on Thursday. Shomer's arrest in Phoenix followed weeks of publicity surrounding the graffiti tags.
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The man behind a viral string of graffiti around Tempe is now awaiting sentencing in February after his trial was canceled following a change of plea. In the weeks leading up to Shomer's Jan. Tempe police detectives arrested Shomer on suspicion of 16 counts of aggravated criminal damage, eight counts of criminal damage and one count of criminal trespassing. Several donors responded to the fundraiser with comments such as " freepenisman" and "we are all penis man. The case was even mentioned on "The Last Podcast on the Left," a popular comedy podcast that typically focuses on the macabre. Judge Michael L. Barth on May 14, , moved Shomer's preliminary hearing from May 19 to June 16 because of the "extraordinary circumstances" of the COVID pandemic, according to court records.
Yes, crime size matters. Cops in Tempe, AZ say year-old Dustin Shomer is behind the "Penis Man" spree -- the words have been tagged all over Arizona State dorms, local businesses, municipal buildings and even the famous "A" landmark above the campus Is Penis Man a hero or menace to Arizona? Shomer was arrested last weekend, and charged with 16 counts of aggravated criminal damage, 8 counts of criminal damage and 1 count of criminal trespass in the first degree. The suspect says he was taken in a pretty ballsy raid -- 25 heavily armed SWAT officers swarming his apartment complex before arresting him at gunpoint.
By James Wood For Mailonline. Former Arizona State University student Dustin Shomer evaded capture since November as he scrawled the offensive words around the city of Tempe, Arizona. But he was allegedly caught in the act on Thursday, January