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'Cat graffiti' artist pleads guilty

July 14, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
An Alhambra man recently arrested for felony vandalism has pleaded guilty to painting cat faces along freeways in the downtown Los Angeles area.Rick "Atlas" Ordonez faces 90 days in jail, three years probation, and 300 hours of community service. He's also been ordered to pay for the damage.

Investigators say Ordonez, 33, caused an estimated $15,000 in damage for tagging the freeways between January and March.

The amount of restitution is expected to be determined on July 20, when Ordonez is scheduled to be sentenced.

City News Service Contributed to this story.