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Graffiti upsets Waterbury neighbors


Residents in Waterbury are frustrated after vulgar graffiti was written on a neighbor's house, and they called Eyewitness News Wednesday about the offensive writing.

Eyewitness News viewed the graffiti on Lexington Avenue, which residents said has been on the home for months. Someone spray-painted a white house on the street with green paint.

"I wish they would clean up over there and try to rent it out or do something," said Janet Bartley of Waterbury. "But I don't see anybody over there to do anything."

Residents told Eyewitness News the home has been vacant for years, and it is believed the owner, who lives in New Jersey, abandoned the home. 

The Waterbury Police Department is investigating the incident. Residents have their ideas of who committed the crime.

"It's probably kids who have nothing better to do and their parents aren't paying attention to them," said Maria Lopez of Waterbury.

Eyewitness News made calls to proper authorities in the city to get it cleaned up. City officials told Eyewitness News that it was the first time that they heard about the graffiti. No complaints had been made to the city.

City officials said they would try to get the owner to take care of it, and if that doesn't work, they would clean it up and bill them. 

In the end, the residents are left to deal with the graffiti.

"Honestly I would like to get some paint and clean it up myself," said Bambi Marangio-Pitts of Waterbury. "But I could get arrested for going over and painting on someone else's property."

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