- 5 years ago
- Wedding: December 2011
Ok, this is really wierd but I thought the ladies of the Bee might have some ideas. My husband and I moved into a new house about five months ago. Someone has spray painted threats on our driveway and our neighbors driveway and cars three times since Christmas day. The police officer said it did not look like traditional tagging or gang activity, but a spurned ex or someone with a mental illness.
On Christmas day they only spray painted my neighbors drive way and the utility pole with something about Sophie and Daddy.
Sometime in January about a month later they spraypainted my neighbors cars (2), their driveway, our drive way, and our brick wall in front of the house. This time with hot pink (yeah for real) and it said “you all will pay.”
This morning my husband called me at work and said that they spray painted in white over the gray paint the city used to cover the last time. It isn’t visible up close so I did not see it. Our neighbor (who just moved out) emailed my husband to let him know. It says “You can’t stop me.”
I’m a little suspicious my neighbor may know this person and that may be part of why he moved (they own the house, got a new renter and left for an adjacent suburb ten mins away), and why their house gets the brunt of it, but then why would they spray paint our place, too?
My husband doesn’t think he does. The guy does seem really nice and quiet.
My theory is that someone suffering some type of mental illness may be doing this, but since it is cyclical (every other month or so) I was wondering if anyone had any ideas. Maybe they do this when their meds run out? Maybe they are staying somewhere part of the month, and homeless the rest of the time?
Maybe it is just super wierd and there is no typical explanation. I just thought someone else might have an idea. I’ve even joked with my husband about posting on our local community message board for psychiatrists or social workers who know people who have been muttering about Sophie and Daddy. I feel like kids would do it more frequently, or with more outlandish statements. I feel like it is random, but I also worry that the language is pretty threatening and specific, which is why we report it. I guess I assume it is a woman because of the pink spray paint and the hand writing, but I suppose it could be a man.
We live in a mixed income working class neighborhood, so there are a lot of people living in nearby apartments and walking through the area. We think these have all been early morning (3am to 6am incidents).