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Upper Arlington: Pink spray paint has UA residents seeing red

A spray of pink has some Upper Arlington residents seeing red.

Police had no suspects last week in a string of vandalisms involving pink paint that was sprayed on cars and homes. At least eight people reported they were victimized by someone using spray paint during the evening July 18 and early on July 19.

According to police reports, someone used pink spray paint to write an obscene message on a garage in the 2800 block of South Dorchester Road between 10 p.m. July 18 and 8 a.m. July 19. During the same time period, pink spray paint was used to create an image of male genitalia on the side of a home in the 2400 block of Abington Road.

Also between 10 p.m. July 18 and 7:45 a.m. July 19, the word "sick" was written in pink spray paint on a U.S. Post Office box near the intersection of Abington and Ashbury roads and the words "loser" and "cruze" were painted on a vehicle parked in the 2700 block of Charing Road between 11 p.m. July 18 and 8:30 a.m. July 19.

More pink paint was used to spray the word "white" on a vehicle parked in the 2700 block of Charing Road overnight July 18; words were painted on a vehicle in the 2500 block of Abington Road and pink paint smudges were left on a vehicle parked in the 2600 block of Charing Road.

Damage estimates are still being tallied, according to police, but it is expected to cost up to $2,000 to repaint one of the vehicles that was hit.

In other recent Upper Arlington police reports:

• The rear driver's side window of a vehicle was broken while the vehicle was parked in the 1800 block of Victorian Court between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. July 19.

• Undisclosed vehicle parts valued at a total of $200 were reported damaged while a Milford, Mich., man's vehicle was parked in the 2400 block of Onandaga Drive between 5 and 11:44 a.m. July 19.

• An image of male genitalia was scratched into the rear passenger door of a vehicle parked in the 1900 block of Mackenzie Drive between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. July 18.

• An image of a swastika was scratched into a vehicle parked in the 4300 block of Castleton Road West between 11 p.m. July 15 and 7 a.m. July 16.

• A man in the 1500 block of Essex Road reported he was scammed out of $6,000 July 18 when someone claiming to be his grandson called and said he'd been involved in a traffic crash.

The victim put money on GreenDot prepaid cards before sending the card information via telephone to the person claiming to be his grandson, police reports said.

• A man living in the 2700 block of Zollinger Road was charged with domestic violence after he allegedly grabbed a female, punched her and threw her to the ground at his home between 3 and 3:16 p.m. July 15.

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