Alert cops bust spray painting teen

Officers on break when they see teen tagging building

Published On: Apr 20 2013 09:42:13 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 20 2013 10:26:20 AM CDT

Two cops on break in a southside restaurant spotted a teen tagger and hurried to arrest him early Saturday.

The officers sat in the Whataburger at Roosevelt and Mitchell around 12:30 a.m.

They saw the 18 year-old spray-painting a nearby building.

When they tried to approach the teen, he took off running.

Police caught him two blocks away.

They say he is now charged with tagging and evading arrest.