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I wonder about such things. I wonder who would walk a couple of miles, climb over a chain link fence with some spray paint cans just to do this:

Spray Painted Graffiti, WICC transmitter building

Spray Painted Graffiti, WICC transmitter building

Why are they not doing something else?

Graffiti WICC transmitter site, Bridgeport, CT

Graffiti WICC transmitter site, Bridgeport, CT

Can’t even read what it says, what does it say?

E135D?  I've got my eye on you

E135D? I've got my eye on you

On the roll up door. What does that mean?

On an unrelated note, I wonder what Hurricane Irene thought of the Piping Plover nesting areas? Last year we were able to drive down the temporary road on the sandbar and deliver fuel, a new generator and remove stuff.  This was an issue because the Piping Plovers nest on the ground in the sand dunes.  Before we could use the road we were given a briefing by Connecticut Fish and Wild life where we were told that destroying a nest would result in a $75,000 fine.

Long Beach, Connecticut

Long Beach, Connecticut

As this area was completely washed over by the Long Island sound, the answer is “Not much.”

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4 comments to Graffiti

  • Ed B

    Paul I hope they are not still trying to break into the building out there?
    For awhile it was the thing to do lucky for Sonitrol we were able to catch a number of people.
    I would think now that the cottages are gone things have quieted down out there.
    The building is like a sitting duck out there you keep your fingers crossed that nothing bad will happen. Now that the weather is cooling down I would think people are not wondering out there as much as if it was still summer to do damage and more spray painting.
    I hope you never have to walk out there from Long Beach in Stratford at 3am can get a little

  • Paul Thurst

    Ed, I can think of no reason in the world why I would be walking down to pleasure beach at 3 am. 5 am maybe, 6 am more likely.

    As far as I can tell, no one has tried to break in, I always make sure the Sonitrol alarm system is activated before I depart. At some point, hopefully before winter, we should have the IP video cameras running. Perhaps I will do a web page called the “vandal cam”

  • mr. mike

    There are websites with small “tag” guides, but many of them seem to be West Coast only.

    Photo 1 has “SHK” in large letters; then “Mr. Shy[?]”, far end a bunch of possible gang names (“ew.”, something illegible, “shy”, “nosey”, “lesn”, “Pokr”) and the legend “since `94.” Also “ACE BFM.” I can’t read the stuff on the cinderblocks.

    Photo 2 has “SHK” again, something illegible, “SIN” and “LEM” on the cinderblocks.

    The whole thing looks either like a bunch of Hispanic taggers or possibly Russian taggers (the letters look quasi-Cyrillic)….because of all the names I would guess this was done by five or six people in 15 minutes or less. I would forward these photos to the police; they might know who these idiots are. Also, the clowns might not have known this building housed an off-site transmitter building for a radio station.

  • anonymous

    Pretty sure the The Red Eye is leet speak for LSD.
    EL ES d

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