Vandals strike at Castle Craig in Meriden - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Vandals strike at Castle Craig in Meriden

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On Friday morning, crews were seen working to get the vandalism off. (WFSB) On Friday morning, crews were seen working to get the vandalism off. (WFSB)
MERIDEN, CT (WFSB) -

Police are investigating in Meriden after a local landmark was vandalized.

Castle Craig, which overlooks the city from atop East Peak, is a popular hiking destination.

Police said vandals struck, spray painting words and images along both the inside and outside of the stone tower.

On Friday morning, crews were seen working to get the vandalism off.

"The railings were all spray painted in neon colors which are hard to get off," said Sharon Milano, who said Friday was a far cry from Thursday when the aging stones were covered in bright colors.

After hearing about the vandalism, she said she brought a graffiti removal kit, grabbed some water and started scrubbing herself.

When she came back on Friday, crews from Meriden's Parks Department were there power washing the paint away.

"Swear words written, just graffiti everywhere and it was everywhere all inside the castle, out of the monuments, doesn't need to happen," Milano said.

The castle, which was dedicated in 1900, towers high above Hubbard Park, providing unmatched views.

"It's a beautiful place, great scenery. Sad someone would deface it that way," said Khalfani Hopson, of Rocky Hill.

The parks department is looking to put up cameras around the castle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Meriden Police.

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