Police Arrest Arizona’s “Penis Man”

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Authorities In Arizona Saw A Wave Of “Penis Man” Graffiti And Arrested A Man Who Claims He’s Not The Only One


Artists are somehow involved in everyone’s lives. When you’re getting ready in the morning listening to your favorite music or watching a daytime talk show – artists created those. Alas, some artists are continue to struggle in their craft and won’t shine as bright as someone like Lady Gaga, but those who perform at local bars or town fairs can still be hometown heroes in their own right. With social media in general, anyone can snatch their fifteen minutes of fame with the right amount of attention they seek. Funny enough, this Arizona man’s artistry is getting him a lot of buzz, but mainly because it’s illegal… and it involves a man’s favorite organ.


According to Phoenix New Times, Dustin Shomer, a thirty-eight-year-old alleged graduate of Arizona State University (ASU) has been arrested after being identified as the “Penis Man” after fingerprints and a video showed him tagging his brand. The Penis Man has gotten recent attention since the words “Penis Man” are sprawled throughout Arizona, mainly near ASU and locations like the Tempe municipal building, historic Hayden Flour Mill, the landmark “A” on Hayden Butte, and porta-potties at the Tempe Town Lake.  Shomer is being charged with one felony count of criminal trespassing at a critical public service facility, eight counts of misdemeanor criminal damage-defacing, and 16 felony counts of aggravated criminal damage-defacing a school.



Shomer is making complaints that the Tempe-Arizona Police are trying to make an example out of him. Twenty-five officers came to his home with shotguns and assault rifles – but that’s probably because he has an alleged history of resisting arrest and is anti-government. He’s currently wearing an ankle monitor and has been released from jail. Shomer admits to spray painting a few of the landmarks mentioned above – and also a Chick-Fil-A. So, yes, a Chick-Fil-A has the word Penis written on it (someone please send us screenshots)! The total damages Shomer has fessed up to is estimated to be eight grand. He claims himself to be “broke” and currently is fund raising his lawyer fees of ten grand – so if you’re a fan of his work, you can easily find him to donate.



Wait, there’s more – dun dun dun! Shomer has made claims he’s not the original Penis Man artist, but one in a large family tree. He tells that there are hundreds of Penis Mans (Men?) with different handwriting AKA this is not over yet! Or has this started a new viral trend? Social media is already on top of it – there’s now a Graffiti Artist who is tagging property with his own knockoff brand: “Boner Guy”. You can’t make this stuff up.


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H/T: Phoenix New Times

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