South Lubbock neighborhood hit by vandals

South Lubbock neighborhood hit by vandals

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Vandals hit several South Lubbock streets, specifically around the Earl Crow Park this weekend. Several residents discovered graffiti on their homes, dumpsters and even on the roads Sunday morning. 

Amy Solis has been living in the area for three years and said she is shocked. The vandals spared her home but she believes it is up to everyone to make sure this does not happen again.

"Some of these people are elderly," Solis said. "They can't afford to have this painted and fixed up." 

Karen Barham is one of those elders. She has been living in her home for more than 10 years and this is the first time she has been tagged. Barham is partly blind and has trouble getting around.

"I don't think I could, you know, try to defend myself if something happened," Barham said.

Barham has had strangers offer to help her and has notified the city, who offers free graffiti removal. For now, she said she remains cautious.

"It is scary, and you know, I hope they catch them," Barham said. "It's just the added expense that everybody has to go through cleaning up their mess." 

Solis said she will continue to offer help to whoever needs it. She said she plans on going out this Sunday with other neighbors to make sure everyone's home is back to normal.

"We've got to band together, because this, this isn't right," Solis said.

Several homeowners have filed police reports. The graffiti in Earl Crow Park has been cleaned up by the city. 

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