Mocobizscene- Several individuals have been apprehended outside the infamous abandoned high-rise in downtown Los Angeles. This building garnered widespread attention when a video showcasing its graffiti-covered floors went viral in February.
According to a post on X from the Los Angeles Police Department, several individuals have been apprehended in the past day while leaving the ‘PRIVATE PROPERTY’ of Oceanside Plaza. These arrests have resulted in the recovery of multiple spray paint cans and an illegal firearm.
The building at the intersection of 12th Street and S. Flower Street has captured the interest of numerous Angelenos in recent weeks. Some perceive the numerous layers of graffiti spanning multiple stories as a masterpiece, while others consider it a blight on the landscape, particularly when viewed from the nearby I-10 Freeway.
Their ongoing efforts are focused on preventing a “tragic fall” or any other calamity, according to him.
“He exclaimed, ‘This is not art; it’s a crime.'”
The exact number of people arrested over the weekend remains unclear. Last week, authorities arrested four individuals on charges of trespassing at the site. The individuals have been identified as Sebastian Gutierrez, 29, Andrew Rios, 30, Mauro Aguilar, 35, and Jessie Carreon, 44.
The previous week, two individuals were also taken into custody due to suspected trespassing. Los Angeles city officials are actively pursuing legal action against the developer of the building, who is based in China. In addition, efforts are being made to swiftly remove the graffiti from the premises. The work on the group of towers abruptly stopped in 2019 due to financial difficulties faced by the developer.