ATHERTON (KPIX 5) ‚Äď Vandals have targeted one of the Bay Area‚Äôs 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.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs terrible,‚ÄĚ said one neighbor who identified herself as Diane. ‚ÄúYeah, it‚Äôs a terrible thing to do and to be here in town.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúWe go out and collect evidence and interview neighbors,‚ÄĚ said Atherton Police Lt. Joe Wade. ‚ÄúWe look for anything we can to lead us to the person who did this.‚ÄĚ
One of the writings had a more threatening tone: ‚Äúkill people.‚ÄĚ
Neighbors are on the fence about who did it: Occupy protesters, gang members or teens with time to kill.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúI don‚Äôt have this generation child but I can‚Äôt imagine them doing this,‚ÄĚ said homeowner Carol Burke. ‚ÄúI think it is someone with an ax to grind.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúAs long as nobody was hurt is the main thing,‚ÄĚ said Diane. ‚ÄúAnd you can always cover it up. ‚Äú
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.