Spraypainting Spree in Kennewick
KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Kennewick Police say a neighborhood woke up to spraypaint covering the fronts of the their houses. They say the suspects also covered cars and mailboxes and then went down and covered an elementary, school causing lots of damage.
Kathi Lindman's house was hit, "I woke up this morning to something terrible, that's never happened before."
What Kathi Lindman says she saw was spraypaint all over her window and garage. Many of her neighbor's on 14th street in Kennewick had also been tagged. She says she doesn't know why someone would do this.
She says, "I'm angry, I'm mad, and I'm upset, and I don't understand why someone would do this, why someone would waste their time in the middle of the night doing something horrible."
Kathi's son Kirk was out spraypainting over the graffiti on his mother's garage. He says his mom doesn't deserve this.
He says, "My mom's a nice lady, she doesn't deserve to have that on her house. "
Kennewick Police say about 25 complaints have come in from those who have been hit by the spraypainters.
Kennewick Police's Sergeant Scott Child says, "It is a frustrating crime because people got joy out of something by doing damage to the property of others."
But the spraypainters didn't end there. They also hit up the Canyon View Elementary School near 22nd and Olympia.
Michael Hiett lives nearby. He says, "It is demoralizing not only to a neighborhood but to my kids that are growing up here who have to see this."
Police say they are on the lookout for suspects. They say they do offer a free graffiti removal service for people that want it. But Kathi Lindman says she not only lost money but time.
She says, I'm losing time at work today because I have to take time to go buy paint."