Union Springs police
found not one but five buildings painted with graffiti in a three block area
near downtown. It happened Friday night. Of all the buildings hit by vandals,
the Union Springs Elementary School was hit the hardest.
School custodian Timmy
Shields is not happy.
"I am very
disappointed with this. This is oil-based paint and will be difficult to get it
off," said Shields.
Shields is confident the
suspects were having a grand time when they did this. The only question is did
the school surveillance camera catch them red-handed. Police and school leaders
are reportedly looking into it. Investigators don't know at this point if it's
gang-related. Shields estimates it will take around $1,000 to clean it up.
A block away the vandals
struck another building owned by the Bullock County School Board, a business as
you're coming into town and the sign at the kidney dialysis center.
Daria Harris first
noticed it when she drove in to work this morning.
"They need to be
taught lessons. The sad thing is if they're children or teenagers it will
be the parents who have to pay," said Harris.
While clean up crew up
crews begin the hard task of removing the paint, Bullock County Commissioner
Johnny Adams makes an unusual offer to the suspects.
"I would be willing
to give a hundred dollars to the people who did this if they would get out of
town and don't ever come back to Bullock County," said Adams.
And there's more.
The vandals also messed
up the mural on a wall in downtown Union Springs.
So far no suspects, no
takers on the commissioner's offer.