For years, Florida police thought the SLA was a bunch of kids, little toys tagging the power poles of Pinellas County. But when SLA was dobbed in by a witness, they discovered an old man with a bucket and a fishing rod.
He gained international media coverage because of his age: 71 years-old. SLA admitted to spraying hundreds of local power poles over the past five years.
He explained "SLA" was his own one-man political party: "Sane Liberated Americans." This was the group he believed would take over once the American economy went under. He was charged with criminal mischief and held on a $5,000 bail.