Vandals Gone Wild

By: Brooke Thacker Email
By: Brooke Thacker Email

A frozen turkey, car keys and bright blue spray paint. What do they have in common? They’re all tools used by some vandals in Scioto County.

The city of Portsmouth has been hit hard by vandalism, with eighteen cases in two nights.

Six cars on just one block were hit by vandals – and Portsmouth Police say cars across the city were hit. Some were painted...some keyed...others had windows broken - by frozen turkeys.

As one victim says, “I got up to take the grandkids to school, shock!”

Anyone can head down to the local hardware store, and pick up a can of paint - it will cost anywhere from two to five dollars. But, the damage one little can is able to do could cost you thousands.

Even the mayor of Portsmouth has been a target of vandals. He says, “My driver's side window had been shattered on the city vehicle I drive….it could have been done with a pellet gun or a b-b gun, or just a stick or a ball bat.”

This isn't the first blatant act of vandalism here. Back in December - nearly two hundred monuments at the Greenlawn Cemetery were damaged. No one has been arrested yet - and police believe these two cases could be connected.

If you know anything that might help catch these vandals, call the Portsmouth Police.


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