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Trail Graffiti Leads Right To Bike Store

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GRIFFIN Marty Griffin
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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Graffiti along the Three Rivers Heritage trail has gotten the attention of bike riders who say they’re disappointed someone has vandalized the bike trail with paint.

There are at least 100 markings or graffiti along the trail, and they all lead to one place, Bicycle Heaven.

Pittsburgh public works director Rob Kaczorowski says he has been getting a lot of complaints.

“We’re going to give him time to remedy it, and if he doesn’t do it, we’re going to have to bill him for it.”

KDKA Investigator Marty Griffin talked with the owner of Bicycle Heaven, Craig Morrow.

Marty: “It appears at first glance that your people went out and sprayed this all over the trail, does it not?”

Morrow: “Yes it does.”

Marty: “But you’re saying that’s not the case?”

Morrow: “No, we didn’t do it at all.”

Craig Morrow says wayward bike groups did the tagger damage.

“People enjoy antique bikes and things like that, and that’s what we’re about.”

Marty: “You understand though it’s illegal?”

Morrow: “Yes I do.”

Marty: “and that it would cost the city thousands to take this up.”

Morrow: “I don’t think Pittsburgh needs that.”

The city has given Bicycle Heaven a few weeks to clean it up. If they don’t, they could bill them for several thousand dollars.

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