Ynot's death: Davie Police drag feet in graffiti artist's case

Ynot's death: Davie Police drag feet in graffiti artist's case
James & Karla Murray
Jonathan Corso, AKA Ynot

Is it possible to drive a vehicle 75 feet into somebody in self-defense? The Davie Police seem to think so.

Almost three months after prolific graffiti and tattoo artist Jonathan Corso — who plastered South Florida with his tag, "Ynot" — was killed after being mowed down by a Cadillac Escalade in a Davie strip club parking lot, some details are finally beginning to emerge from cops. But the information sparks more questions than answers, and the biggest one is this: Why hasn't anybody been criminally charged?

According to a search warrant, 32-year-old Deerfield Beach resident Reynaldo Rodriguez claimed Corso and his friends "tried to rob me so I ran him over" around 4 a.m. July 28 at the Eden Cabaret, where Corso was celebrating his 21st birthday.

Jonathan Corso, AKA Ynot
James & Karla Murray
Jonathan Corso, AKA Ynot

The warrant says Rodriguez accelerated in reverse to hit "several people," including Corso.

Rodriguez was arrested twice last year for marijuana possession, and he was ticketed in 2008 for speeding without a seat belt. Corso was cuffed numerous times in his life, but only for graffiti-related crimes. His friends claim he had never been in a fight in his life. His mother scoffs at the robbery defense: "First he says Jonathan's trying to rob him," Michelle Corso-Motolla says, "and then he says he drove back, trying to hit him. It makes no sense."

Davie Police have not returned Riptide's phone calls requesting comment. A detective recently told Corso-Motolla that the department is waiting for analysis from a crash expert, she says. But the months-long delay has Corso's friends — including members of the prolific Miami graffiti crew MSG — speculating that his graffiti rap sheet has cops feeling apathetic. Or worse, that the strip club — which has seen dozens of violent incidents over the past several years — somehow has influence in the police department.

"How could there be not even an arrest at this point?" says MSG cofounder Crome, who faced a major vandalism charge in the late '90s. "I did graffiti, and my face was plastered all over the nightly news."

 
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Eyce
Eyce

Rest In Power YNOT. You were and are an inspiration to all graffiti artists. We'll miss you man.

Super Cali
Super Cali

This character defaced property simple as that. It doesnt matter if he was a good artist, a good father or a good anything. He engaged in ILLEGAL activity each and every day he vandalized someone elses property. YNOT is a criminal and his illegal activities caught up with him.

YNOT
YNOT

Ynot was a good man and a gifted artists. He was no drug addict or thief. His career was just getting started when his life was taken. THE MURDERER REYNALDO RODRIGUEZ deserves life in prison.

Graffiti criminals smoke too m
Graffiti criminals smoke too m

Criminals who deface property are smoking too much crack.

Where are the police? Arrest the degenerates.

See a crime, call 911.

ynot?
ynot?

Oh King YNOT you joke too much ....."KING" what a joke....death is sad.....for anyone......but alas you WERE NOT THERE.........if u know Ynot then you knew he was a petty theif, drug addict and basic loser.....just ask the baby Momma........and the Pines crew! Now you say murder???? Think twice before you write Murder????Look up the definition of that .......or can you spell or are you one of the loser drop-outs that calls commen men Kings???? Look up King too while you are at it you smoke brained idiot!I think you have inhaled too much spray paint!

ROB
ROB

Your a redneck loser, If you ever come around me I will smash your face with my fists. No pipe needed for soft ass p*ssies like you.|||VVV

Steel pipe to the head
Steel pipe to the head

Maybe a steel pipe to the head will increase the IQ's of the criminals who deface property?

Perhaps retroactive abortion?

Graffiti is a crime - criminal
Graffiti is a crime - criminal

Graffiti is a crime committed at night in the shadows. Those criminals need to be punished.

Crushed by a SUV. Appropriate.

KING YNOT
KING YNOT

Ynot was a gifted artist and a good man. He was no thief and would never attempt to rob anyone. Reynaldo is a murderer plain and simple.

ynot
ynot

Oh yes Ynot was a theif and yes I do know that

YNOT
YNOT

WOW You people are such losers. If someone doesn't agree with you they are rednecks, if you think a person is guilty they are a murderer, if they are not guilty the police are hiding something, if they destroy property with graffiti they are artists, OMG the only people that know what happened are the people that were there and the people that reviewed any video tape available.

MURDER IS MURDER
MURDER IS MURDER

No matter who it is that got killed, MURDER IS MURDER. It couldve been anyone in the way of that vehicle, and he killed YNOT on purpose. MURDER> graffitti no matter what, in any case, and I am 100% positive that God agrees with me. All you retards talking shit because he did graffiti, get on your knees and ask God for forgiveness because all everyone sees is your ignorance. Get off your high horse because that horse is a figment of your imagination! Youre no better that any other person and no cares that you hate graffiti. SOMEONE IS DEAD... FOREVER.... and all you care about is the fact that he made art. I pray for your soul, I hope you do something more productive with your time in the future.

Youre dull
Youre dull

For all of you people hating on graf artists, its clear that youre all dull, uncreative, and boring people. You are just jealous because you could never in a million years create anything as beautiful as YNOT did. Your mind runs in circles while an artists mind creates landscapes of thought. Your comments only confirm your short sightedness, go buy a fucking paintbrush.

Stacey
Stacey

Whoever killed YNOT needs to be locked up for LIFE. We all know who did it, the police need to stop making damn fools of themselves and do their job. He even admitted it. Take the pussy bitch down.

YNOT
YNOT

This idiot again. Your a retard with no life, please find something better to do.

YNOT was a good man, a gifted artist, he was no thief. Rednecks with no life will end up with cancer for being hateful POS. Appropriate!! lol

Graffiti criminals deserve to
Graffiti criminals deserve to

Jon Corso, who hid behind an alias YNOT, was a criminal. He stole from neighbors, he did drugs and he defaced private and public property. Too bad he wasn't killed years ago. In fact, abortion would have been a perfect solution.

Maybe his mother should have spent less time doing drugs and more time teaching him not to deface property?

All you graffiti criminals who commit crimes at night and in the dark, wearing hoodies, should get crushed by 6,000 lb SUVs.

The Truth Hurts
The Truth Hurts

Reynaldo spit in YNOT's face. Then Reynaldo and is friends appropriately got their asses kicked for doing this. Instead of taking it like a man, an upset Reynaldo backed up 75 FEET!!! and hit 2 people with an SUV. There was no self defense, that was MURDER!!

YNOT
YNOT

Ynot was no thief, he was a good man. The fight started because REYNALDO spit in his face. Is that something a family man would do? REYNALDO "the murderer" day in court will come. SHUT THE F*CK UP IF YOU DID NOT KNOW HIM.

YNOT
YNOT

YNOT was a good man and a gifted artist. Stop spreading lies to protect your scumbag murderer friends. REYNALDO RODRIGUEZ IS A MURDERER PLAIN AND SIMPLE. HE SHOULD BE IN JAIL FOR LIFE.

suckpaper
suckpaper

adult

* escorts * body rubs * strippers & strip clubs * dom & fetish * TS * male escorts * phone & websites * adult jobs COME ON PEOPLE THIS IS WHY THIS PAPER IS A BOTTOMFEEDER>>>>>>>YNOT IS THE BIGGEST NEWS THEY CAN GET

YNOT?
YNOT?

I am one of the odd people that know all of the people involved. I do not know everyone personally, but I know people that do. What was said about Ynot being a thief is true. He had many problems on the streets of Pembroke Pines. I also know the Mom might be clean now, but it is true that she was on drugs. Her son turned out awful and she was sad about it but his family life was bad. The other guy Reynaldo is a family man. I know Ynot and his friend were guys that always wanted to pick a fight. Especially Ynot because he was so small. He always tried people and could be a very nasty SOB. His friends should be sad a grieving but if they know him they know about his many problems. The night he went out to the club for his birthday there were alot of guys with him. You guys that were with him know who you are so do you think what you did that night was cool? How many of you against how many of them? Always the same old story of violence, when someone gets hurt or killed. You all act like Ynot was just innocently standing there and was attacked out of nowhere. Now you have the graffitti cartel confused about it all why?

JC
JC

MIA..... You need to get your head out of your rear end. His mom is/was not on drugs. Well unless you want to consider chemo therapy a recreational drug. If you knew anything, you would know that his mother has been battling cancer for the last 10 years or more. Stop touting your flagrant lies before I personally straighten you out. Dont start insulting the character of someone you obviously know nothing about. She is now dealing with the death of her so, raising her serviving son, raising a grandson all while fighting for her own life!! You need to ask the lord to forgive you for your ignorance and callous.

ynot's a fag
ynot's a fag

You suck cock? YNot! And that's how he got his nickname

YNOT
YNOT

Ynot was a good man. Yes he did graffiti,he was a gifted artist and very intelligent young man. Whom ever is disrespecting is memory should be shot.

BOB
BOB

If your complaining about graff, your probably a redneck in your mid 50's. If that's the case, please hurry up and die so the rest of the world can express themselves freely.

Kill graffiti criminals, win a
Kill graffiti criminals, win a

Vandals and property defacers are criminals. They work in darkness at night. Criminals who steal spray paint to deface property with ugly smears are criminals.

See criminals, call the guy who ran over Jon Corso. It worked.

The public needs to be alert to stop the criminal vandals.

Dave
Dave

Reynaldo Rodriguez is a lowlife drug dealer thats guilty of murder. Painting on walls is bad but dealing drugs is 100 times worst. At least ynot is not responsible for addiction, overdose, and destruction of families, thats what Reynaldo Rodriguez is responsible for every time he sells drugs. Reynaldo Rodriguez is a waste of life and is harmful to society he should be thrown in jail were he belongs.

Miami New Times needs to stop
Miami New Times needs to stop

Vandals and criminals commit their crimes defacing and destroying property in the dead of night and in darkness. Why should innocent property owners be victimized and forced to fix the mess caused by these criminals?

When caught, these criminals should be shot. Being crushed is acceptable.

YNOT
YNOT

Graffiti does not affect anyones income or livelihood. If you paying 800 or 4000 to clean graffiti your deserve for your business to go under. It's called economic Darwinism, your business is unfit to survive, due to poor leadership.

No one is getting shot, bunch of wanna be internet tough guys losers. Did you get bullied in high school? F*cking P*ssies every one of you. There is graffiti being painted everyday in downtown Miami. Why don't you tough guys show up there an see what happens.

MSG has been in Miami for going on 20 years now. New Times is covering the story because non close minded people want to know what happened to one of MSG and Miami's greatest artists.

Ronald
Ronald

Ok, my previous post was quickly deleted by admin so here I go again:

It seems as though someone in the New Times is either affiliated with, "the prolific Miami graffiti crew MSG" or knew the deceased. Either way, journalistic objectivity has been tossed aside. I sympathize with this kids family and friends for their loss but the way this paper has covered the story is disgraceful. Never thought New Times would turn this kids death into a tedious, police procedural.

Ronald
Ronald

Pretty obvious here that someone who works for the New Times has personal ties to the deceased. This publication has a huge boner for this case and they're doing themselves a disservice by throwing journalistic objectivity out the window.

J-dawg
J-dawg

Thank God - another dead punk-ass vandal. It's time to stop glorifying these punks. Graffiti isn't art - it's a crime.

American Loyalist
American Loyalist

All these people up in arms to kill the artists. You would rather have people running your children over with a Cadillac truck than allow them to see a bit of creativity painted on your plastic life.

We Live In Bizzaro WorldKeep Killing ItTresspassing Laws Are Unconstitional

There is no victimless crime -
There is no victimless crime -

Vandalism is a crime. Defacing property is a crime. Try paying $800 or $4,000 to cover over some piece of crap spray paint.

Getting crushed by a SUV is exactly appropriate punishment.

Smart Families hate all crimes. Stupid families think crime is fun. Zero tolerance.

YNOT
YNOT

Smart people with families know how to tell the difference between serious and petty crimes. Graffiti is a petty victimless crime.

Graffti criminals hide at nigh
Graffti criminals hide at nigh

Criminals who deface property commit vandalism at night and in the dark.

Families with children hate criminals.

In Iran criminals get their hands cut off. Appropriate.

Johnsoto12
Johnsoto12

u a bitch nigga u should rot in hell since u talking bout it u dumb bum ass bitch suck a big hairy dicck u fag bitch

Halkman
Halkman

Rodney Bowmen fuck u yo dat shit is not right u big bitch thats fucked up u r a big bitch ass nigga

Fperas
Fperas

ynot lives fuck the rest SCAE LUKE 357

Eyce
Eyce

Fuck you and all other ignorant fucks like you. Someone dies and they deserve it? You're worse than us grafitti writers.

Kandy64kelly
Kandy64kelly

you're a loser! Commen - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionarycommen. The word you've entered isn't in the dictionary. Click on a spelling suggestion below or try again using the search bar above. ...what an idiot! if you are going to slam our kids for misspelling,i would hope that you would be able to do so without misspelling a word.that just shows me what a loser you are.maybe you need to look up a few words.start with common because that's what you are,common,plain,unknown,unloved. ynot was very uncommon.very well-known and very loved.i only hope that max,his son,doesn't have to see the awful things that common losers,such as yourself,have said about his dad.

HAZE1
HAZE1

u sound so stupid hahahago stick a steel pipe in ur vagina hole

HAZE1
HAZE1

what do you people have against graffiti? ur just mad because ur probly some fat loser that collects welfare and has no girlfriend and no job u just sit at your computer and hate on people that are better than you will ever be. you sound like a fuckin retard"crushed by a SUV. Appropriate."like wtf u sound like a pathetic loser get a fuckin lifeYNOT LIVES <3

HAZE1
HAZE1

go fuckin dieYNOT LIVES <3

Super Cali
Super Cali

You are clearly a moron. Graffiti affects business across town. You sound like a big man talking crap behind a computer. What you really are is a big fat pussy that runs around in the dark scared like a bitch just like a cockroach. Go be a real man a graffiti the local police station in the middle of the day. See what happens to you then. You don't have balls nor the courage to do it because you are a cockroach. Go and hide under a rock where you belong since society is not for you.

YnOt yo momma
YnOt yo momma

ynot nuthugger, you are the same type of loser

 
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