West Side resident Storm Garcia, 17, is accused of causing thousands of dollars in damage to four Bandera Road businesses, and making a mess of his own face.
Garcia was arrested shortly after 12 a.m. Wednesday in the 2800 block of W. Woodlawn Avenue.
Officers originally tried to stop Garcia after noticing him riding a bicycle with no lights or reflectors down the middle of the street, according to a San Antonio Police Department report.
The report stated that instead of stopping, he took off on the bicycle, and eventually crashed into the brick wall of the Children’s Shelter, hitting it face-first.
The impact knocked him to the ground, but Garcia got up and tried to scale a fence, the report stated.
Once again, he fell face-first, to the ground according to the report.
In his mug shot, Garcia has a swollen and black left eye, and large abrasion down the left side of his face.
Officers questioned Garcia, who told them he ran away because he was afraid.
He then confessed to police that he had spray-painted graffiti on several nearby buildings, the report stated.
Police found walls, a dumpster and utility box all covered with red painted words — damage totaling about $4,000 all together, the report stated.
A-1 Rentals was among four businesses on Bandera Road that was hit.
"They spray the dumpster, they spray the walls,” Mark Perez said, of the constant damage done by vandals. “We have a gallon of red paint for that reason, to cover it up."
He said he hopes the arrest sends a message, at least to that one teen.
But Perez is positive there soon will be others to take his place.
"Hopefully, it doesn't happen again,” he said. “I mean, you can't stop the kids. I don't know why they're out there doing that."
Garcia was booked into the Bexar County jail Wednesday morning.
However, he posted a $5,000 bond and was released later that day.