A 38-year-old San Francisco man accused of tagging multiple Muni buses with phrases including "I'll be a vandal forever" was allegedly caught marking up a building in the Design District Monday night.
About 10:40 p.m., police said, officers responded to a call about vandalism and graffiti in the 300 block of Channel Street.
They stopped a suspect who had paint markings on his sweatshirt and pants. The alleged tagger, identified Thursday as 38-year-old David Fernandez of San Francisco, had no identification, police said, but possessed car keys.
After pushing the "unlock' button on the key chain, officers said they located the car, searched it and found "slap tags," or large stickers taggers use to apply tags quickly.
They also reportedly found Fernandez's cellphone, which contained photographs of his tag, "Daver," on multiple Muni buses. That same moniker was posted on a nearby building along with fresh graffiti, police said.
"The spray paint cans were still on the ground in the colors that matched the paint on Fernandez's clothing," police said.
Fernandez was booked at Bayview Station on charges of vandalism, graffiti and possession of graffiti tools.
He has been given the option of attending the District Attorney Office's neighborhood courts since he has no recent convictions, Assistant District Attorney Alex Bastian said Thursday.
Two other suspects were located, although one was released without charges. The other suspect, who police said was found hiding in the bushes and also with paint all over his hands, was cited and released after allegedly admitting to tagging his moniker "blaut" on the building.
Correction: This article was updated on July 12, 2013. A previous version of this article incorrectly spelled the supect's name. His name is David Fernandez.