Police searching for DU graffiti suspect with ‘violent’ criminal history

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dususpectDENVER -- Police on the University of Denver campus are searching for a suspect on Tuesday morning who has a violent criminal history.

They believe he is the man behind a significant amount of graffiti that has been found across the campus.

Samson Whittemore, 32, is described as being 6-foot-2 and weighing about 160 pounds. He is not associated with DU and is not a student on the campus.

His criminal history includes several charges of sexual assault, drugs and other cases involving graffiti.

Police are telling students if they see Whittemore on or off campus that they should not try to approach him but to immediately call police at 303-871-3000.