Teen at center of 2012 city sticker controversy arrested for driving stolen car

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CHICAGO — An 18-year-old once at the center of a city sticker controversy is now accused of driving a stolen car.

Herbert Pulgar was arrested at Diversey and Kedzie early Tuesday morning.

He’s expected to face a bond judge Wednesday.

Three years ago, Pulgar won the design for the sticker, but there were concerns it contained gang symbols.

It showed four hands reaching upward toward symbols of Chicago police, firefighters and paramedics.

A popular police blog raised questions about the artwork.

The city clerk’s office consulted with gang experts, and decided the position of the hands could be misinterpreted as gang signs.

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