Virginia Beach buildings vandalized by graffiti

Posted at 7:15 PM, Mar 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-05 06:41:10-05

Virginia Beach, Va. - Painting the town red, white, and black with graffiti.

It's what now covers the walls of the Cornerstone Bible Church and All-Safe Self Storage in Virginia Beach.

"It's just too bad that it's an additional thing that we have to look for on a daily basis," said All-Safe Self Storage employee, Joanne Robertson

NewsChannel 3 can't make out exactly what it says, but Robertson tells us they've seen it all before.

"What have you seen written here? A lot of four-letter words that I would never repeat, black magic, death, all sorts of words," Robertson added.

And it's all right in view of the Strawbridge Elementary School playground.

Robertson says the spray painting has been going on for years, and a new batch of "artwork" shows up every few months.

And the storage facility is footing the bill. They're estimating they spend a few hundred dollars on painting over the vandalism each time it happens.

"It's just too bad that the kids have to do this, it's so unnecessary... they're hurting us!" Robertson said.

She told us she thinks whoever is doing it is cutting through the alley near the facility.

And it's not only spray painting, storage facility staff say when they come back here, it's normally filled with trash.

As a part of her job, Robertson says she comes and checks out the area at least once a week looking for trash and more graffiti, but still, no luck on who's behind it all.