Police catch alleged graffiti artist in the act

TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) — City of Tonawanda police say they nabbed a graffiti artist caught spraypainting a factory on E. Niagara St.

Around 2:30 a.m. Friday, police say Luke Lazik, 23, was seen spraying the words “ULOCK” and “Laugh” on the back of the Washington Mills Factory.

When police came after him, Lazik fled, they say. Officers near Wales Ave. were able to catch him later.

During this time, police say they found 120 cans of spray paint in his vehicle and the area where he was allegedly spraypainting.

In addition to that, police also seized a camera and tripod. Officials say Lazik was filming his work.

He was held for a court appearance on charges of making graffiti, possession of graffiti instruments, trespassing and resisting arrest.

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