Monday, March 2, 2015

Friends of Penn Treaty Park offer reward for arrest of vandal

The Friends of Penn Treaty Park are offering a $500 reward for a vandal who damaged much of the park with graffiti earlier this week.

Friends of Penn Treaty Park offer reward for arrest of vandal

The Friends of Penn Treaty Park are offering a $500 reward for anyone who has information leading to the arrest of whoever defaced much of the park with graffiti earlier this week – even though an unknown good Samaritan power-washed most of it away sometime today.

“To see it this morning, I was in a state of shock,” Friends of Penn Treaty Park founder Barbara Morehead said this afternoon. “I’ve never seen so much graffiti in my whole life. This was bad.”

Morehead said a friend spotted the vandalism on Tuesday and alerted her, and she then contacted police and Fairmount Park officials, who can properly clean graffiti off stone in historic sites. Power-washing, Morehead said, damages the stone.

The vandalism happened days after the park’s annual fundraiser, Champagne in the Park, which was held Friday.

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