Herbert Pulgar, disqualified from city sticker contest, sentenced to probation after stealing car

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Herbert Pulgar, 18.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A teen who initially won Chicago's city sticker contest in 2012 has been sentenced to two years of probation after he stole a car earlier this year.

Herbert Pulgar, 18, pleaded guilty Tuesday to possession of a stolen vehicle. In May, officers stopped Pulgar in the 2800-block of North Kedzie Avenue in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood around 3:40 a.m.in a stolen vehicle.

Pulgar's win was scrapped because questions arose about whether his design contained gang symbols.

Pulgar won the contest when he was 15. After he was disqualified, he appeared as a guest of Congressman Luis Guiterrez in Washington, D.C. His artwork hung in an exhibit in the Capitol complex in June of 2012.