Vandals strike residents in Westpoint neighborhood

Fernando Perez cleans graffiti from his garage door in West Fort Worth after vandals painted words of hate towards Fort Worth Police on his home. None of the homes or property affected had any connection with police, and the homes affected appear to be random.
Fernando Perez cleans graffiti from his garage door in West Fort Worth after vandals painted words of hate towards Fort Worth Police on his home. None of the homes or property affected had any connection with police, and the homes affected appear to be random.

Some Westpoint residents in Fort Worth awoke to a message of hate instead of love on Valentine’s Day.  Vandals had painted distasteful messages towards Fort Worth police on their homes and property.
Fernando Perez said he was leaving for church Sunday morning when he discovered the words, “F— the Fort Worth police” written in black spray paint on his garage door at his home in the 10500 block of Lone Pine Lane.
“My garage door started coming down. I’m like, “Oh my God. What’s going on here?” Perez said in a statement.
He discovered a similar scrawl on a screened window on the side of his house and that three neighbors on his block had also been targeted.
“While today is a day that’s supposed to signify Love, today me and my neighbors woke up to find this hate and graffiti vandalism this morning in our backyard and property,” Perez posted on his Facebook page, along with pictures of some of the graffiti. “As a Christian I forgive them, but I certainly hope they get caught!”
The vandalized homes and property, all in the Chapel Creek subdivision, have no connection to Fort Worth police officers and appear to have been targeted randomly. Some of the graffiti included the letters “SHS,” which Sgt. Steven Enright said gang unit officers suspect is likely a moniker (a nickname or label of identification).
Perez said he’s hoping it’s an isolated incident.
“I’m thinking someone had a bad run-in with the cops,” Perez said. “This is their way of expressing it.”
Anyone with information about the vandals is asked to call the police department’s non-emergency number at 817-335-4222 or Crime Stoppers at 817-469-TIPS (8477).

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