High-school homecoming pranks have escalated from simple “rolling” yards with toilet paper to spray painting vehicles, according to recent Bulloch County Sheriff’s reports.
Several Brooklet area residents called deputies last week to complain about vandalism including using spray paint to write “SEB 2010” and other graffiti on cars, signs and cotton bales.
A Brooklet-Denmark Road man reported last Thursday someone spray painted “SEB” on his van parked at his Brooklet South subdivision home. He also told deputies someone did the same to the subdivision’s entrance sign, said Bulloch County Sheriff’s Deputy Inman E. Akins in a written report.
The same day, a Black Creek Church Road man told deputies someone used black spray paint to write “SEB 2010” on his truck, reports stated.
Another Brooklet-Denmark Road resident reported someone shot her home with paint balls and spray painted two cotton bales near her home with graffiti, according to reports.
Southeast Bulloch Middle School administrators also reported vandalism. Someone removed three two-foot tall letters from a sign and replaced them with spray-painted profanities, said Bulloch County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert G. Hemminger in an incident report. That incident took place Thursday as well.
After a rash of complaints last month about homes being “rolled” with toilet paper and other pranks such as cooking oil, ketchup and syrup being poured on cars and around homes, Bulloch County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Gene McDaniel reminded local teens that criminal trespass charges can be issued for those pulling such stunts.
However, in cases where property is destroyed, offenders may be charged with criminal damage to property, which if a felony, he said.
No suspects were named in the Brooklet area incidents but the vandalism is being investigated, reports stated.