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Vandalism way up from last year, police say

Original post made on Apr 6, 2009

Mountain View is experiencing a 51 percent jump in vandalism so far this year compared to the same time period last year, according to police reports.

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Posted by USA
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 6, 2009 at 4:14 pm

"...could be due to the poor economy". That's right up there with calling graffiti "murals" and my all-time favorite term, "rap artist".

OK, I'll bite, how does the economy compel people to spray paint walls and destroy fire alarms?

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Posted by O
a resident of Castro City
on Apr 12, 2009 at 8:26 pm

When dad can't get a job. UI benefits suck. Dad is at home yelling at the kids, acting out his anger and frustration, kicking the dog. Mom probably works. The family pawned the xbox. The kids have no place to go, they hop on their bikes and spray paint the town and screw around with alarms hoping for a little adrenalin rush. Rich kids run cross-country and play soccer.