The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Department of Public Safety is investigating a vandalism incident in which red graffiti was found early Saturday morning on several on-campus locations, including just outside the Dean E. Smith Center.
According to an incident report from police at UNC, a patrol officer responded to a call of spray-painted parking signs just after 6 a.m. Saturday. The officer found five parking signs on Manning Drive that were marked with red graffiti.
The report valued the signs at $90.
Red graffiti also was found along Skipper Bowles Drive on a stairway leading to Concourse B of the Smith Center, though that was not mentioned in the report. Vandals spray-painted a makeshift N.C. State logo and a lude comment on the pavement, but Angie Bitting, director of the Smith Center, decided not to file a report about that incident, Sgt. Cameron Gales said.
Police suspect that the same offender committed all the red markings.
The report states that the incident happened between 10:30 p.m. Friday and 6:02 a.m. Saturday, which would have come shortly before N.C. State’s game against UNC, a nationally televised game that tipped off at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Smith Center.
North Carolina won the game, 84-70.
The case is still open for further investigation.
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