IN DIVERSE East Mount Airy, one or more vandals with a can of purple spray paint offended just about every race and religion recently, stretching the limits of lewdness with a dozen or so curses and crude but unmistakable shapes.
"There are great big penises all over the place," said Kathy Lopez, a longtime resident of East Durham Street. "It's really disturbing."
Lopez and two other residents of the street had spray paint all over their garage doors in a rear alley. The vandalism included swastikas and derogatory terms toward blacks, referenced gangs such as the Bloods and MS-13, and featured at least one sentence that would offend members of the military and English teachers.