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Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by pimpin, Nov 28, 2004.

  1. pimpin

    pimpin New Jack

    Joined: Oct 20, 2004 Messages: 22 Likes Received: 0
    How much time do you get in jail for painting freights?What type of charges do they give you?and any other shit about the fines and bla bla bla..help would be much appreciated. ;)
  2. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 7,673 Likes Received: 6
    felony time and thousands of dollars.. stay away
  3. 99centsAcan

    99centsAcan New Jack

    Joined: Nov 25, 2004 Messages: 37 Likes Received: 0
    dont worry about it... just dont get caught
  4. fect_9

    fect_9 Member

    Joined: Jul 5, 2003 Messages: 558 Likes Received: 0
    dont paint around yards or lay-ups,it will just blow up the spot and make it hot for other writers......if some one sees u in the yard or lay-up just run for your life!!
  5. Pfffffffffft

    Pfffffffffft Moderator Crew

    Joined: Feb 16, 2004 Messages: 15,347 Likes Received: 683
    1.depends on what you get caught doing

    2. depends on what railroad company owns the property you are on

    3. depends on the cops at the moment...

    all answers to your questions are all circumstantial
  6. krowteN

    krowteN Member

    Joined: Jan 26, 2002 Messages: 480 Likes Received: 0
    why dont you get caught, find out the answers and then report back to us with your findings.

    GRANDADDY Member

    Joined: Oct 13, 2004 Messages: 939 Likes Received: 0
    word^...i heard that its usually a whole lotta community service and like 6 months but thats juss word of mouth...and im fucked up!
  8. InDY_500

    InDY_500 Veteran Member

    Joined: Sep 30, 2002 Messages: 5,169 Likes Received: 67
    I never heard of anyone gettin caught paintin Freights but for what I know, most yard workers dont really care about the graff just as long as you dont go over the numbers like everyone knows... Atleast thats just me and my city from what I know....
  9. 83.

    83. Member

    Joined: Jun 16, 2004 Messages: 390 Likes Received: 0
    someone said it up there somewhere..
    it really depends on a lot of factors. who busts you and how much they really give a fuck. if you hit 10 cars or 1 car.
    i can give you some advice though. if they didnt see you painting those other 5 down the line..then you didnt paint the other 5 down the line no matter what they try to tell you. dont let them scare you into admiting shit.
    like tryin to tell you its a class a felony and you just did 200000 in damages. dont fall for it.
    just be careful. i dont like to hear about anyone gettin busted for trains even dumb kids i dont like.
  10. southdown

    southdown New Jack

    Joined: Jul 27, 2004 Messages: 39 Likes Received: 0
    depends on the state and county....not the railroad...

    if a cop gets you he's not going to say "well i cought you on a FEC rail, so since it's not CSX you won't get a felony"

    you can also be charged with different things depending on the situation...like if you're cutting through fences at a yard, if you have a pistol on you, if you run...

    either way i'm sure that no matter which state you're in painting freights is a felony...
  11. Kirby p

    Kirby p Senior Member

    Joined: Feb 11, 2004 Messages: 1,034 Likes Received: 0
    as far as railroads go, some of them pay more attention to your past vandalism/tresspassing. i've heard rumors that csx in particualr is really not cool.

    I think a better question is:

    is it possible to avoid a felony if you paint over the rustyiest gondola/boxcar/restamped hopper? i could easily make the arguement (alas, probalby not in court) that there's no way i did over a thousand dollars worth of damage to say, a more rusty than not restamped hopper, i might actually be increasing it's lifespan. how can you deface something with no face?
  12. southdown

    southdown New Jack

    Joined: Jul 27, 2004 Messages: 39 Likes Received: 0
    i never heard of anyone using rust as a defense..
    some railroads will persue further charges or restitution or whatever they can get...but either way if you go down for painting a train you're looking at some sort of felony. which is usually a minimum of a year depending on the class of felony
  13. taper

    taper Elite Member

    Joined: Nov 29, 2000 Messages: 4,509 Likes Received: 0
    back about a year ago 2 of my friends got rolled on painting trains. it had been a hot spot for awhile and i suppose that the bulls and the local cops had conducted some sort of a stakeout so to speak to catch the people. either way thats not important, what is though is what happened. they got caught and charged with a felony and got slapped with a hefty fine (not sure the exact amount but it was over 500$)
    they couldnt prove how many trains they had painted just the one they caught them doing. there was 3 of them 1 got away while the other two got nabbed. now since this was my one boys 2nd time getting caught on railroad property, ( im assuming it was n/s property) he also got a fine as well as the cost of painting the car. conrail/norfolk & southern, give you 1 warning without a fine if you get caught on railroad property. i got caught benching in a yard and they took my name and some other info from me and said if i get caught again its 250$.
    so in regards to your question i dont know if jail time is mandatory, all i can say is from the people the i know first hand getting caught painting them its not ,but probation and fines will be inforced. stay safe
  14. cutlips

    cutlips Junior Member

    Joined: Apr 16, 2003 Messages: 208 Likes Received: 0
  15. LugKnut

    LugKnut Member

    Joined: Apr 17, 2003 Messages: 560 Likes Received: 4
    Just stay away from the lines...it will be safer for u that way..