ATHERTON (KPIX 5) â€“ Vandals have targeted one of the Bay Areaâ€™s wealthiest communities and their handiwork has gotten the attention of the FBI.
Last Sunday, multi-million dollar homes in Atherton had offensive graffiti sprayed on them. The graffiti was found on walls, fences and even a car.
â€śItâ€™s terrible,â€ť said one neighbor who identified herself as Diane. â€śYeah, itâ€™s a terrible thing to do and to be here in town.â€ť
â€śWe go out and collect evidence and interview neighbors,â€ť said Atherton Police Lt. Joe Wade. â€śWe look for anything we can to lead us to the person who did this.â€ť
One of the writings had a more threatening tone: â€śkill people.â€ť
Neighbors are on the fence about who did it: Occupy protesters, gang members or teens with time to kill.â€ť
â€śI donâ€™t have this generation child but I canâ€™t imagine them doing this,â€ť said homeowner Carol Burke. â€śI think it is someone with an ax to grind.â€ť
â€śAs long as nobody was hurt is the main thing,â€ť said Diane. â€śAnd you can always cover it up. â€ś
Atherton Police say it is consulting with other agencies, including the FBI, in an effort to find the vandals. The FBI monitors activist movements such as Occupy Wall Street.