PIEDMONT -- Police say pranksters painted a park bench pink sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning, though the message or intent of the vandalism remained unclear Thursday.
The bench at the small Hall Fenway park, which connects Wildwood Avenue to Crocker Park, was reported vandalized on Monday shortly before 7:30 a.m., a dispatcher said.
Vandals had spray-painted the ornate Italian-style concrete curved bench hot pink, Piedmont Public Works Department Parks and Project Manager Mark Feldkamp said.
On Wednesday afternoon, contractors water-blasted the bench back to its normal gray shade, and will be adding a clear sealer for protection, Feldkamp said.
"What we try to do is hit these things really fast. Once people start tagging things, if it gets left there, they come back over and over again," he added.
Feldkamp said the culprits signed their work on the bench as "The Painters."
"We have quite the artists here," he said, and laughed.
The parks manager said several fire hydrants throughout town have been sprayed with bright colors including hues of purple and orange in the past few weeks as well.
Police said there are no suspect leads.
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By Sean Maher, firstname.lastname@example.org