Student target of vandalism, theft

By: Roger Hoke – News Editor

Update: April 6, 10:45 a.m. –
The veranda in front of Marycrest has also been tagged. The phrase was in the process of being removed Monday when a reporter discovered the graffiti, but the words “women are ethereal” were still visible.

tagging photo updatePhoto courtesy of Saif Alqahatani.

For the past month, vandals have been tampering with cars and a sorority house on the 400 block of Kiefaber Street at the University of Dayton.

The crimes have taken place when residents were not home or awake. One of the house residents and victims of the vandalism, senior communication major Greta Hopp, reached out to Flyer News.

On Feb. 28, Hopp’s car was spray painted with an almost indecipherable message.

“At 1:30 a.m., I was still in bed, and my roommate came in and said, ‘Hey, your car got tagged,’” Hopp said. “I go outside and there’s red spray paint on my windows, and I thought it said ‘men.’”

Hopp notified the police of the incident and made a statement. However, the crimes did not stop.

On March 1, a sheet sign hanging from the front porch of the house was stolen. Hopp said the perpetrator later took to the social media app Fade to share a picture of the stolen sheet in their VWK room.

On March 2, residents of the house were notified that their siding had been tagged with the same message.

“I think, a week later, somebody texted us a picture saying, ‘I was just outside your house and this is what it says,’” Hopp said. “It said ‘men!’ in red spray paint.”

Since the incidents, UD police have patrolled overtime around the area. No one has been charged for the crimes and no suspects have been named.

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