CLARKSTON, Mich. (WJBK) - People in an Oakland County neighborhood find vulgar and hate-filled messages painted on signs, streets and even their cars.
Drawings of swastikas, racial slurs and male genitalia is what people in the Clarkston neighborhood woke up to this week. Not only are the pictures disturbing - they're costing time and money to get rid of.
"I am going to take a sander to it if they don't come out and clean this up," said Sherry Wilse. "I'm going to paint it."
It's amazing how much damage a couple bottles of paint can cause.
"I looked out and couldn't believe what I saw," Wiltse said.
Surveillance video shows two guys tagging Sherry Wiltse and her husband's cars with blue spray paint. They painted swastikas and penises - and even colored in their plates.
"That's distressing to see that someone would do that, destroy property,” said Wiltse.
The vandals had a field day early Monday morning marking up the road, racial slurs and "Trump" on an electric box. Even the subdivision sign was hit.
"My first instinct was to get rid of it," said Debra Lemanski.
Another neighbor, Lemanski, took down the sub sign down herself and it working on repainting it.
"There is a cause and effect and the effect, is a lot of hard labor," said Lemanski.
Ironically Sherry and her husband have owned an automotive paint store in Clarkston for years - they were able to use the right chemical cocktail to get rid of this mess.
But they're out two registration tabs from their plates.
"Don't you have anything better to do with your life than to be an idiot, apparently (not)," said Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard.
Bouchard thinks the subdivision was chosen randomly but says it doesn't make it any less offensive.
"The kind of things it evokes, is just unacceptable on every level," Bouchard said.
Once they find whoever did this, they could be facing a felony depending on how much damage was done.
"We prefer random acts of kindness instead of random acts of stupidity," Bouchard said.
There is a $1,000 reward for information in this case. Contact the Oakland County Sheriff's Office at (248) 858-4911.