SANTA FE (KRQE) – One vandal is lucky to be alive. Someone climbed a power line in downtown Santa Fe and sprayed graffiti on a 12,500 volt transformer.

Officials say the tagger could have easily been fatally injured. The spray paint used could create a cloud that conducts electricity and the person likely came within 2 feet of the live conductor and could have been electrocuted.

Santa Fe police say they’ve seen an increase in this type of activity.