Graffiti "bomber" hits Denver areas with peace signs |

Graffiti "bomber" hits Denver areas with peace signs

Jordan Steffen
The Denver Post
Mike Becker walks by a number of peace signs, Monday, October 5, 2009, that were spray painted along 13th Ave. and all over central Denver over the weekend. Judy DeHaas, The Denver Post

Peace signs spray-painted on businesses and homes have evoked more anger than harmony in Denver’s Capitol Hill and Uptown neighborhoods.

Homes, businesses and bridges in the central Denver neighborhoods were tagged with the universal sign for peace during the weekend.

On Monday, Denver police said they have not identified suspects in the case. If the total damage to buildings is $1,000 or more, the vandals could be charged with a felony.

The city catalogued 51 peace signs in the East 13th and 14th avenue corridors heading east from downtown. Denver Public Works spokeswoman Ann Williams estimated the city will pay as much as $2,000 to scrub the symbols off walls.

Inspections are continuing on East 10th, 11th and 12th avenues, Williams said.

Businesses and homes on East 17th Avenue were tagged, too.

“I’m all for people making a peaceful statement, but this is a little excessive,” said Denver resident Christopher Medved.

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