SLO launches manhunt for watermelon painter

San Luis Obispo police are searching for a “vandal” who spray painted a rock at Bishop Peak to look like a watermelon, and if caught, the person could be charged with a felony.

City workers plan to remove the spray paint from the rock, while police plan to charge the suspect with vandalism. If it ends up costing $1,000 or more to clean up the rock, the suspect would face a felony charge. If the cleanup costs less than $1,000, the suspect would face a misdemeanor.

Authorities have yet to identify a suspect. Investigators are asking anyone who knows the identity of the suspect to call the police department at (805) 781-7317.

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One Comment about “SLO launches manhunt for watermelon painter”

  1. Boldguy says:

    How about surveillance cameras stationed at Bubble Gum Alley!!!
    Think of the revenue generated by arresting all those hoodlums for bubble gum graffiti!!!
    Or better yet, 24/7 surveillance drones busting folks for all matter of things, leaving your trash can out to long, sneaking a smoke in a park, leash law scofflaws and of course, water melon artists!!!
    The watermelon looks pretty cool:)

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