PINEVILLE (AP) — Police in eastern Kentucky say they are investigating after the same graffiti — the letters KKK — showed up on all the stop signs in one Bell County neighborhood.
Police Chief Charles Matthews stated officers are searching for the people responsible.
“We’re not sure who done it, or why they did it. The graffiti is three K’s, which is normally associated with the Klan, but we’re not sure if it was them or someone else,” Matthews said.
Matthews says the stop signs will be replaced.
“We’re going to put new signs up in place of those. It just takes a little time to get those in, especially during the holidays and weather,” he said.
Alex Turner, who has lived in the neighborhood for 14 years, called the graffiti “aggravating.”
“We’ve never seen anything like this before,” said Turner. “It’s just, I don’t know, crazy.”
His cousin, Quinton Ivey, said the graffiti is puzzling, but he doesn’t feel threatened by it.
“Wallsend is a good place,” Ivey said.
Meanwhile, police say those responsible could face vandalism and other charges. Anyone with information is asked to call Pineville police at 606-337-2345.