Vandals graffitied an N.C. State logo onto a stairway just outside the Dean E. Smith Center.

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Vandals graffitied an N.C. State logo onto a stairway just outside the Dean E. Smith Center.

UNC Police look into graffiti incident

By Nick Piotrowicz

Sports Writer

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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.

Nick Piotrowicz can be reached at 407-9952 or npiotrowicz



Graffiti images are very crucial to spread several messages whether social awareness messages or commercial messages for marketing and advertisement. Anyways, Graffiti makers and graffiti images play a huge role in society. Illegal and controversial painting or Graffiti leads to certain punishment as well. So, Graffiti makers should be careful before making any sort of Graffiti. Digital Graffiti Wall Orlando

Your unc chapel hill bias

Your unc chapel hill bias remains evident---Seems you are making a big deal over the red paint (Actually I was told lipstsick) whereas you totally ignored the vandalism and the carolina blue paint on the bronze wolves at the wolves den at Carter Finley Satdium committed Saturday night. BTW--When is the NCAA going to let PJ play ?

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