Vandals Sought After Several Vehicles Spray-Painted In Arnold

ARNOLD (KDKA) – Police are investigating after several vehicles were vandalized overnight in Arnold.

According to police, the vandals used spray paint to target vehicles parked along Victoria and Leishman avenues.

Bruce McMeans spent Thursday morning washing his daughter’s blue car, not because it was dirty, but because he wanted to remove spray paint. McMeans said it was the work of vandals.

“She came out and seen it was all side windows, windshield, the hood was all painted over,” said McMeans.

Most of the spray paint was on the windows. McMeans said that came off easily.

“Just soap and water and a razor blade, scraped it off really nice,” he said.

He searched online to figure out how to remove the paint from the hood of the car – the word “prom” and a question mark were spray-painted in red.

“They said use wax, so I’m going to try it and see what happens,” McMeans said, as he washed the car.

His daughter’s car wasn’t the only one that was vandalized. KDKA cameras saw at least eight cars and trucks that were vandalized.

Arnold police haven’t said just how many cars and trucks were targeted overnight. Some of the victims said they take it personal because their were names spray-painted on cars. Others say they think it was a person or a group of people who had nothing better to do.

“I got up to let my cat out and I seen it on there and I called the police and my brother right away,” said Cindy Lindemuth.

“I just think it’s young teenagers, got nothing better to do.”

Phil McKinley, a local politician whose wife’s truck had her name spray-painted on the side of it, doesn’t believe the vandalism was the work of teenagers.

“I don’t think it was juveniles at all,” said McKinley. “I believe they would’ve worked from one end of the block to the other…maybe politics. I’m currently running for magistrate, I’m currently on council in Arnold. I’m not sure which side of the politics it would be.”

Josh Horneman added, “I just want to know why and what the reasoning for causing everybody all this trouble would be.”

At this point, no arrests have been made.

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