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Alleged Subway Graffiti Bandit ‘Moustache Man’ Joseph Waldo Says He’s Sorry

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The poster for "Bridesmaids" with "moustache" graffiti on April 24, 2011 at the 23rd Street #1 train stop. (credit: Jesse Zanger)

The poster for “Bridesmaids” with “moustache” graffiti on April 24, 2011 at the 23rd Street #1 train stop. (credit: Jesse Zanger)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The “moustache man” has had a close shave with the New York City police department – too close.

For months, someone had been marking up posters in the subway with a distinctive, cursive script version of the word “moustache.” Appropriately, the tag had been written on the upper lip of people in ads.

The “moustache man” even spawned copycats and was interviewed online.

Police said they nabbed him. They picked up Joseph Waldo, 26, last Tuesday at 47th street and 8th avenue.

“I’m sorry for my actions and have agreed to fully cooperate and never do it again,” Waldo reportedly said.

Waldo faces felony criminal mischief and graffiti charges.

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