MIDZT, Los Angeles
Usually people who do friendly-looking animal art are more warmly received than people who write real graffiti. But when MIDZT was wrongfully arrested for being the infamous "cat tagger" of Los Angeles, he was treated like any other malicious vandal. CBS even sent a camera crew to follow the humiliating arrest in real time from his workplace.
Many local blogs and artists came forward to support MIDZT's protestations that he was not the cat tagger of Los Angeles. One local arts blog suggested that police knew this, but thought that MIDZT might know the real culprit and give him up. The outcome is unknown.