William Radovan Tyler: River Oaks Teen Accused of Destructive West U, Bellaire Raids

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William Radovan Tyler
He came howling out of the north, under cover of darkness, like a Viking raider of yore. And soon the legends passed among the villagers in the peaceful homesteads of Bellaire and West University Place would tell of a young man who knew not terror for his own. Nay, he knew only how to seek vengeance for his kin by inflicting sorrow, rage and property damage upon others.

He was William Radovan Tyler and he was 19 years old. His weapons: spray-paint, superglue, eggs and a potty mouth. He hailed from that land we call River Oaks. And this is his saga.

Okay, okay, that's a little dramatic...But the victims of his alleged multihome vandalism spree might not think so.

According to his own sworn affidavit on file at the Harris County courthouse, in the wee hours of June 8, Tyler went to a house on Arbuckle Street in West U and spray-painted words such as "fuck you" and "whore" on a Lexus and Toyota Sequoia he found in the driveway. He also confessed to spray-painting a "giant penis" on the house, dumping grass killer on the lawn and a quart of paint-stripper on each of the cars. He says he also painted something on the sidewalk and superglued coins to the cars.

A West U cop added that Tyler also wrote the words "cock," "dick" and "slut" on the house and said that there was not one, but multiple giant penises painted on the premises. He estimated the total damages to be $19,476.

Along with an accomplice, Tyler says he returned to the same residence and vandalized a Ford Explorer on July 1 by popping the tires, spray-painting the exterior and slashing the paint with a box-cutter. Police say the two men were responsible for $3,000 in damages for that incident.

In both the cases on Arbuckle Street, Tyler claimed vengeance as his motive. He told police someone in that house had been harassing his cousin.

Tyler is also accused of vandalizing two more cars -- one at a second address in West U and the other in Bellare -- on July 1.

He now stands accused of four felony counts of criminal mischief. His bond was set at $2,000 for each count and he is now awaiting trial at home.



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14 comments
Tomhedge
Tomhedge

It is now November and nothing has been done to these kids. I'm sure life moves on for Tyler as a UT sophomore.  We were also victimized, although not mentioned in the article.  Tyler egged our house on numerous occasions prior to the vandalism on our daughters SUV.  Her scratched every body panel with a box cutter, sliced all four tires, and set her hood on fire.  We were with out the car for six weeks.  We actually had to buy her a new car, as teens cannot rent a car.  Our attorney contacted the Tyler attorney asking that they cover the damages.  To date they have not made things right.  Neither has the legal system.

Billy's classmate
Billy's classmate

Mr. Billy Tyler will need to live with this act of vandalism for the rest of his life.  I'm not sure how his parents will get him out of this incident.  

Kuei
Kuei

Sounds to me like he created more jobs in one night than GW Bush did in 8 years.

midwestmomof2
midwestmomof2

He needs a good ass-whippin', and that is just for starters!

Graustark
Graustark

He's going from River Oaks to Slammer Central.

SteveK
SteveK

"A West U cop ... estimated the total damages to be $19,476".   What was the $6 for?  Acetone to remove the super glue?

Jim
Jim

Ah yes, the Vikings from the days of yore, which were called that because of all the yore on the ground, on account of all the pigs....

"That's disgusting!"

Yore not kidding!

(Total credit to Dave Barry, who I stole that routine from.)

David Beebe
David Beebe

As a one time RO kid, I have to say that his parents are partially to blame by not giving him the latest version of the book "What Every 18 Year-Old Should Know about Texas Law"- a keeper for all young adults, especially any with "confidence" and any time on their hands... Seriously- at 19 he's busted big time; at 17 he's still in the game but with a hard slap n the wrist.... -David Beebe

Evan
Evan

If we're gonna get someone from River Oaks, can we at least get some more white collar criminals?

Copycat
Copycat

That nice boy from W. U., Adam Kliebert, owner of Hudson Lounge, has a rap sheet that has been miraculously scrubbed clean, despite more bodily harm and other threats....so I guess it's only in order that this fellow should get of cleanly, this post a minor digital footnote to his waywardness.

H_e_x
H_e_x

Rich, white, and from River Oaks. He'll never be convicted, or at the most only a slap on the wrist.

Jcod55
Jcod55

With all those phallic references methinks young William has some pretty strong latent homosexual tendancies....

Kkks
Kkks

 Will the University of Texas allow him back on campus??? - Billy Tyler - 19 is an adult with adult consequences

John Nova Lomax
John Nova Lomax

He also should have read the "I will not be answering any of your questions until I speak to my attorney" part of that book. According to the affidavits in the courthouse, he pretty much admitted everything.

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