GREENSBORO, N.C. — Ron Tennant says he’s angry after finding blue lines spray painted across the fence in his backyard.
Tennant lives in the Adams Farm community.
He didn’t see the spray paint on his property until Monday morning.
“It upsets me greatly to see this kind of stuff,” Tennant said.
Tennant’s fence was just one area spray painted by vandals over the weekend.
A walkway and a foot bridge were also vandalized, with the words “F*** the police” and “F*** 12” spray painted in blue.
“12” is slang for police, according to Greensboro police.
A pet cleanup sign was also spray painted in blue.
“I just think it’s disgusting,” said resident Joan Varga.
Harvey Ernest is the property manager of Adams Farm Community Association. He says they’ve had graffiti in the past but none like this.
“This is the first time at Adams Farm that I’ve seen that it’s ever been against the police department,” Ernest said.
About three weeks ago, the association put up signs thanking Greensboro police for their service. Most of the signs didn’t stay up for long.
“Three of the signs disappeared within a week,” Ernest said. “It’s probably a reaction to those signs.”
Greensboro police have just started investigating the vandalism and say it was likely done by kids.
But even so, homeowners like Tennant say there’s no excuse.
“It’s just a shame to see people deface property just to have a little fun,” Tennant said.
Crews cleaned up most of the vandalism by Monday afternoon.