Phoenix police thanking good Samaritan passengers for help in light rail arrest

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By Natalie Rivers By Natalie Rivers

PHOENIX - Good Samaritans lead police to a light rail graffiti suspect.

On September 23, Phoenix police arrested Jason Hebert for criminal damage to a light rail vehicle.

Passengers saw Hebert bending over and gesturing as if he may have been writing something onto the seat.

“Witnesses (passengers) also told officers they could smell a strong odor of what they believed to be writing markers emitting from the area where he was sitting,” police said.

When passengers exited the train they told two officers who were working at a special event in the area.

Passengers directed the officers to Herbert who was found in possession of markers.

A video surveillance on board the train caught Hebert in the act.

Hebert is booked for knowingly and intentionally writing graffiti on the light rail train seat.