I am writing regarding the article regarding street “artist,” Bandit, in the August 20-26 edition of San Clemente Times. The generally positive view expressed in the story about Bandit and his “work” is ridiculous. Bandit defaces public and private property with stenciling and other graffiti and calls it art. Our city has to spend thousands of dollars removing his “masterpieces” and other graffiti every year.
As Bandit himself stated Orange County cities, including San Clemente, have not been very receptive of his efforts. Perhaps he’ll migrate north to Los Angeles where his style of “art” may be better appreciated. He does not deserve to be encouraged to stay in San Clemente.