Mike Quintana caught a teenager scrawling graffiti and responded in kind, spray-painting the young man's face.
Now, Quintana is paying the price. He was convicted last week of misdemeanor assault, sentenced to 40 hours of community service and fined $29."Perhaps the best way to summarize this case is the old adage: Two wrongs don't make a right," Judge Brian T. Campbell said.
Quintana, 30, plans to appeal.
"I don't think I should be in trouble," he said. "It takes these business owners all their lives to build something. Then you got these punks, they're all punks, every one of them, and they come to their buildings and paint their names on them."
Quintana has had to paint over graffiti on the walls at Sloan Lake Gym, where his family runs a youth boxing program. Several times a week, he also cleans up graffiti on businesses around town.