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Man accused of painting a crosswalk at a busy intersection is jailed and faces felony case

Posted May 31, 2013 4:44 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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A California man has been jailed in lieu of $15,000 bail on suspicion of felony vandalism after police say he created a crosswalk at a busy Vallejo intersection that he said needed one by simply spray-painting one on the street.

Anthony Cardenas is also accused of painting lines in existing crosswalks on other sides of the intersection, according to the Times-Herald and the Associated Press.

He was arrested Thursday morning after city employees saw him at work, Solano County Sheriff's Office Lt. Brad DeWall told the newspaper.

The state painted over the unauthorized crosswalk later in the day. Meanwhile, police cadets were stationed at the intersection to prevent pedestrians from attempting to use the unauthorized walkway.

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