- The Washington Times - Friday, September 19, 2014

D.C. police are looking for a woman who left a Northeast alley — including homes, garages and fences — coated in graffiti tag.

Perhaps you know her? She goes by “Ms Behave.”

At least that’s the tag left behind in her aerosol-fumed wake.

Surveillance video released by the Metropolitan Police Department shows a man and woman  ambling through an alleyway and the woman plucking a a can of spray paint from her purse. The man glances up and down a nearby street, stopping to sip a drink while keeping lookout as the woman begins tagging a stone wall. 

The video captures the woman spray painting her signature on fences and a stone wall in the 600 block of 6th Street in Northeast, but police say the pair is likely responsibly for far more damage. 

Residents across three city blocks awoke Sept. 12 to discover the graffiti tag “Ms Behave” and “Drip” scrawled on fences, garage doors and even the sides of their homes, MPD Detective Joe BeMiller said. 

“This is pretty massive,” he said of the damage. 

While the woman’s accomplice isn’t seen tagging any property on the surveillance video, investigators believe he left his mark with the tag “Drip,” which was written atop a D.C. flag symbol.

Police did not have a cost estimate for the damage, which they say spanned three separate blocks.

Investigators received three separate destruction of property complaints they believe are related to the pair and are asking anyone who has seen similar graffiti markings to report them. 

“I’m looking for citizens to help me find them,” Detective BeMiller said.

• Andrea Noble can be reached at anoble@washingtontimes.com.

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