LA ROC, New York
Punishment: 45 days in prison.
After tagging several well-known spots in the East Village (including the Joe Strummer wall and Kenny Scharf mural on the Bowery/Houston wall at the time), LA ROC was arrested and caused to miss his own exhibition opening.
Two weeks later, he was arrested again for tagging. Heidi Follin, whose gallery represents LA ROC, said he was upset at his wife's death weeks before.
This time he was sent to Rikers Island for 45 days. After he was released, LA ROC told The Local East Village he wasn't going to do illegal graffiti anymore.