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PICS: Spartanburg Animal Graffiti Creating Eyesores, Costing You

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Someone is spray painting elephants and other symbols on buildings, streets signs and sidewalks in Spartanburg. Someone is spray painting elephants and other symbols on buildings, streets signs and sidewalks in Spartanburg.
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When Cheryl Boyce arrives at work, she says she expects to see more graffiti in the parking lot.

“She’s always puts the initials ISH,” Boyce said. “Usually there's a smiley face or a sad face.”

Boyce works in a dentist office on Spartanburg’s Westside, but it’s not the only place tagged with spray-painted animals and the letters ISH. City code enforcement officers first noticed the trend this summer. Since then the tagger has repeatedly left his or her mark along WO Ezell Blvd.

“It's usually us or Westgate Family, also the Army Reserve,” said Boyce.

Spartanburg Code Enforcement Officer Jeff Tillerson says the art creates eyesores along one of the city’s busiest streets. And it’s costing you money.

Right now Spartanburg Public Safety is tracking down the person responsible. Tillerson says code enforcement is doing the same in hopes of giving the person a more positive place to perform their talents.

“Maybe we have an individual that needs to be directed to our Hub City Arts program or directed to our Chapman Cultural Center. As you can see they have some talent,” said Tillerson.

At the same time, Spartanburg Public Safety says the person responsible will face a vandalism charge and cover the cost of the damage done.

Spartanburg Public Safety says call them with any information about the graffiti.

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