Santa Fe vandal lucky to be alive

SANTA FE (KRQE) – One vandal is lucky to be alive. Someone climbed a power line in downtown Santa Fe and sprayed graffiti on a 12,500 volt transformer.

Officials say the tagger could have easily been fatally injured. The spray paint used could create a cloud that conducts electricity and the person likely came within 2 feet of the live conductor and could have been electrocuted.

Santa Fe police say they’ve seen an increase in this type of activity. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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