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Cars and homes vandalized with spray paint, obscenities in Tigard

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Several homeowners in a Tigard neighborhood woke up to vandalism Thursday morning - spray paint covered houses and cars.

This isn’t the first time this community has been hit.

Some homeowners in the Castle Hills neighborhood told Fox 12 they just recovered from a rash of car burglaries a few weeks ago, and then woke up Thursday morning to find graffiti.

Police said it happened in the quiet Tigard neighborhood around 5 a.m. Thursday. At this point investigators say the eight different cases of vandalism seem completely random.

“I heard commotion outside on a car door and that’s kind of what got me up, it’s not normal,” homeowner Terry Krumm recalls.

Krumm woke up Thursday to a scary sight right outside his front door.

“I had seen the people get back in the car from my bedroom window upstairs,” Krumm told Fox 12.

The car Krumm saw speeding away was caught on a surveillance camera at a home nearby.

Krumm is one of eight cases of vandalism in the Castle Hills neighborhood. Investigators found a handful of spray painted cars, and garage doors tagged with obscene drawings and four-letter words.

Krumm said he quickly painted over the profanity on his garage. But is now left with a graffiti covered car.

“It’s a new car, it’s less than six months old, so having something like this happen to it just hurts,” Krumm told Fox 12.

And unfortunately it’s not the first time he’s dealt with crime at his home.

“About two or three weeks ago we had random car break-ins, so I thought it was kind of the same thing,” Krumm said.

“We’re not going to put up with it. We’re not scared. We’re frustrated and we’re other expletive words - but we’re not going to tolerate it anymore,” said Cody Leclerc, President of the Castle Hills Homeowners Association.

Leclerc says he’s fed up with the recent trouble in the normally quiet area.

“In the last six months our community has been hit at least three times,” Leclerc explains.

As he combs through other surveillance footage, he has a clear message for whoever is responsible.

“A bunch of kids, teenagers that had nothing better to do with their time. It’s just cowardness to me. You want to go around and destroy people’s property? Go out and get a job!” Leclerc said.

Police have not released any suspect information so far. If you know anything about this case, call Tigard police.

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