FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – Several mobile homes in Florence County were found defaced with apparent gang-related graffiti.
The graffiti was found at a mobile home park on E. Cemetery Road, Chief Deputy Glen Kirby with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office said. He added the sheriff’s office is investigating the source of the graffiti.
A majority of it graffiti was covered with white paint on Thursday, but people in the area said that doesn’t cover the fact someone is targeting the place they call home.
“I was shocked, afraid for my family, for my neighbors because we’ve never gone through anything like this out here." Deborah Singletary said.
“We run a pretty strict park so if anything gets out of line, we handle it at that point so I mean it’s a pretty quiet, safe place,” property manager Chuck Parker said.
Pictures from the scene show several mobile homes spray-painted with apparent gang signs and symbols.
However, Florence County Investigator Gary Lewis said they’re looking into whether the graffiti was actually done by a gang or someone trying to portray them.
Lewis said vandalism is one of the hardest crimes to prove. He said they didn’t find any of the specific tags groups typically leave.
“Some people when they tag or spray paint stuff they leave a signature, a symbol that’s theirs, that they classify as theirs,” Lewis said.
If you have any information on the graffiti, contact the Florence County Sheriff’s Office.