Update: Motor City Muckraker IDs Tagger Who Hit Whittier Hotel Sign

Blogger Steve Neavling names a vandal he says is responsible for metro Detroit graffiti signed "edub."

The man behind the can of paint is 28-year-old Eric Daniel Gray, who lives on Tuscany Avenue in Eastpointe, we confirmed through several sources.

His tags are splashed on occupied buildings, road signs, walls, bus stops, parking meters, gas pumps and even trees.  

Monday morning article:

A prolific graffiti writer known in Detroit as “edub” was captured on camera Sunday defacing the iconic Whittier sign perched atop the historic Italian Renaissance high-rise along the Detroit River, Steve Neavling reports on Motor City Muckraker.

The photo was posted on the Facebook page of Larry Mongo's Cafe d’Mongo’s Speakeasy, the popular downtown club that has endured its own problems with graffiti.

The Facebook post carried the message: ”Taggers… stay away from our City! Larry and friends are on their way.”

The 15-story Whittier once served as a luxury hotel and apartment building overlooking the river and hosted The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, actress Mae West and playboy Horace Dodge Jr., among many others. But it has fallen into disrepair after becoming abandoned and neglected by Phoenix Communities, which owes more than $36,000 in delinquent property taxes on the building since 2011, according to county records.

Previously on Deadline Detroit: 

Cafe D'Mongo's Continues to Battle Graffiti

Read more:  Motor City Muckraker

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