OKLAHOMA CITY– Residents are not happy about vandals coming in to their neighborhood and spraying graffiti. they want to nip this problem in the bud before it gets out of control.
It's all clean now but just hours ago this garage door was covered in what some residents believe is gang writing.
“I don't like it one bit,” Kathy said.
Neighbors say there was a slow build up to the defaced garage door.
They say it all started on saturday with this speed limit sign being sprayed, then this stop sign, this sewer drain and other places around rancho and redding.
The homeowner spent hours cleaning up the scribbles.
“What we did was put gasoline to erase the black now we are trying to spray paint it,” Kathy said.
They also showed us how vandals also targeted the fence.
“They got her fence and got that sign out there, that neighborhood watch sign,” Kathy said.
Concerned citizen, Kathy, believes the vandals don't live in the area but come to these quiet streets just to wreck havoc.
She has a message for would-be taggers.
“If you don't live in this neighborhood you have no business in this neighborhood,” Kathy said. “And i'm here to say i'm taking this neighborhood back.”
Now, she is on a one woman mission to re-launch a citizens watch program.
“If people don't want to help me I'll do it all by myself,” Kathy said.
Hoping extra eyes and ears will keep trouble makers away, a few residents are also considering getting surveillance cameras.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call OKC police.