'Kill a Cop' Graffiti Damages Homes in South Philadelphia - NBC 10 Philadelphia

'Kill a Cop' Graffiti Damages Homes in South Philadelphia

Workers quickly began covering up the crude vandalism Wednesday morning on several homes near Snyder Avenue.



    Anti-Police 'Rebel' Graffiti Sprayed in South Philly

    Several homes in South Philadelphia were tagged with graffiti by vandals, who expressed anti-police beliefs in the crude writing. (Published Wednesday, June 28, 2017)

    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.

    Vandals spray painted several homes near Snyder Avenue in South Philadelphia early Wednesday, June 28, 2017, with anti-police messages and crude images.
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    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.