Some people in a Lexington neighborhood woke up to an unexpected surprise Monday morning.
“It was a complete shock, normally this is a really kind of quiet area, we get a lot of traffic but as far as vandalism and stuff it’s been pretty peaceful around here,” said Aaron Reed who’s house didn’t get hit by graffiti.
Lexington Police said seven homes in the 600 block of Cromwell Way and the Unitarian Universalist Church was targeted by vandals spraying blue spray paint on walls, fences, garage doors, mailboxes and cars.
“I can’t believe it happened here. It just seems really odd in this location,” said Reed who is now thinking about installing home security. “Maybe getting some outside motion lights would be the first thing. I know my neighbors have one and honestly that probably saved us.”
Reed said this isn’t the first time vandalism has hit this block.
“A run of about a month or two where anything parked on the street was getting damaged. We had eggs we had cans of paint thrown on vehicles,” said Reed.
“The graffiti is way about anything we’ve experienced,” said Robin Young who started the Neighborhood Association in the area.
Young said just last week they had a meeting to start a neighborhood watch program.
“Then this happens which is another reason why we need to be aware of whose in our streets,” said Young.
Lexington Police said they don’t have any suspects but they said the best thing to prevent vandalism like this from happening is to get to know your neighbors.
Police also said if any of this damage is more than $1,000, it could be a felony.