Graffiti Hits Neighborhood Again

Contributor: Melanie Kendall
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Updated: 9/15/2013 11:17 pm

It’s happened again.  For the second time in an Irvine neighborhood, someone has tagged graffiti on homes and cars.

Neighbors describe the Irvine neighborhood as quiet and nice, but in the past week it as been tagged with graffiti twice.

Last week the phrase ‘cornbread mafia’ appeared on the sides of cars, sheds, even homes.  Sometime late Friday night or early Saturday morning, the phrase was crossed out and the letters ‘S B,’ written in yellow paint. 

“I can't understand why they're doing it because it's destroying the homes and it's making people scared and they shouldn't have to go through that,” said Danny Curtis, a concerned neighbor who is worried his home could be next.

The Cornbread Mafia was a Central Kentucky gang known for growing marijuana but talk around this neighborhood is, it’s kids just up to no good. 

“It's really a gang but it's not in these parts.  The kids, I'm pretty sure they picked up on it, caught it from somewhere else and they're just using it that's all,” said Jonhehan Ballard, a neighbor whose truck and shed were tagged with graffiti.

Irvine Police say they think four or five juveniles are responsible for the cornbread mafia graffiti.  They have been questioned but no one has been charged yet.  No word on who may have written the other letters.

The Irvine Police Department’s Facebook page asks anyone in the Hudson, Cantrill, Georgia and West Streets area with security cameras to keep an eye out for people spray painting. 

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