SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Undercover city police officers are trying to intercept two graffiti vandals who keep adding to the blight that they create. They've “tagged” places in downtown often over the past six weeks.
Graffiti vandals are no different than male dogs and lions. Just ask Jeremy Hill, owner of Hill Pallet Manufacturing Co. on North Main Avenue in Jordan Valley.
“The more we cover it up, the more they paint. They're just marking their territory.”
Hill's wooden pallet factory is favorite canvas for spray painters during the night. He's even tried to appease them.
“We put a piece of paper with our logo on it, saying, ‘If you want to paint something, paint this,’ and what they left was pretty obscene,” Hill said.
He quit buying $50-a-gallon primer to maintain his company’s image and cover up every new unauthorized signage.
“Here's Hill Pallet Company making a delivery with gang insignias -- not real professional,” he said.