Sunday, January 30, 2011
Vandalism Hits Yarn Garden
This is on the window of our main entry. It's ugly and ruined.
These are just some photos of the damage. Many more windows were ruined.
Friday morning I arrived at the shop to find many of our windows assaulted with graffiti. Looking at all that damaged, I felt violated, and burst into tears. Eight of our windows were tagged with acid. That means they can't be fixed, each one has to be replaced. As a small business owner, I don't have a sack full of money stashed in the closet to pay for these types of expenses.
I called the police, Officer Sothern arrived and took information and photos to file a report. Due to the replacement cost and lettering on the windows (estimated cost $10,000) this incident is a felony.
The increase in graffiti on Hawthorne is disturbing. Many of us have already tried to lessen the problem by keeping lights on and my neighbor even had cameras mounted on his building.
If you become a victim of graffiti please report it to the police and fill out the online graffiti report at http://www.portlandonline.com/oni/index.cfm?c=46186&a=286366 and if you need emotional support give me a call.
The acid close up. It spreads and etches the glass, ruining it.