Vandals struck houses along a South Philadelphia street sometime early Wednesday, spray-painting crude images and phrases including "Kill a Cop" and "Right to Rebel."
Residents along South Bouvier Street near Snyder Avenue found the graffiti when they woke up Wednesday morning. Several of the houses on the 2100 block were damaged, police said. No arrests were immediately made, but detectives were investigating the vandalism.
A neighbor reported the vandalism to police about 5:30 a.m. As many as five houses were believed to be struck with the graffiti.
Workers quickly arrived to begin covering up the images and words, which police said included images of a Molotov cocktail and a hammer and sickle.
The graffiti does not follow a known pattern, police said.
An officer lives in the neighborhood but did not appear to be the target of the vandalism, police said. Homeland Security has been alerted.