Get ready for the next new method those lovable graffiti “artists” are using.
They are using concentrated etchants in order to permanently mark glass and metal surfaces. The city of San Francisco has experienced a jump from $2,000 to $30,000 per month in repair and replacment costs.
I thought that the use of carbide and diamond scribes was meritous of extra harsh penalties. This latest craze should entail instant felony charges. Merely transporting a quantity of liquid acid in a dispenser represents a sufficient hazard to the public as it stands. Applying such substances to exposed surfaces that people can come in contact with presents a serious hazard to public safety.
In order to etch glass a person must use muriatic or hydrofluoric acid. Both of these are not minor irritants. All we need is for someone to lean against an acid marked surface or maybe a child tasting it to have the potential for a serious injury.
As I said, being caught in possession of acid or acid marking equipment should merit instant felony charges. This is getting totally out of hand and only harsh penalties will deter this sort of dangerous behavior.
Your comments please.