Harrisburg, Pa. – Someone has made it quite clear that they are not pleased with Pennsylvania government. They used red spray paint to vandalize the granite walls outside the state Capitol early Wednesday morning.
A Capitol police officer first noticed the vandalism on a wall along Chestnut Street at around 3 a.m. The perpetrators wrote “capitalism is slavery.” The officer then found additional paint on security booths along 3rd Street.
Police said they did not have any specific leads. Surveillance cameras, however, captured two people in the act at around 1:30 a.m.
“Based on the footage that we saw, it was just minutes at best for them to do this,” Capitol police Lt. Kevin Brown said. “Obviously, it’s something they’ve done before.”
Crews attempted to clean up the paint, but were only able to fade it a bit.
“It’s a cost to the taxpayers is what it is,” Brown said. “And it’s destruction and defacing of government property.”