LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) – A Wednesday morning vandalism was apparently targeted at the management of a local Mexican restaurant.
The manager of Lindo Mexico Taqueria off South Timberland in Lufkin told police she came to work early to find the door and drive-thru window caulked shut, profanity written on the concrete, and an unknown black substance thrown on the front of the building.
Police said the substance could be tar or paint and the manager was able to gain access to the restaurant because the caulk hadn't dried yet.
Authorities said the writing on the concrete was a slur directed at the business's management.
"Taking matters into your own hand and committing a crime to get back at someone is not the way to handle a disagreement," said Lufkin Police Department Lt. David Young. "If you believe they've done something wrong, broken the law, notify the police and beyond that, take another avenue, but directing your anger at property is just counter-productive to anything good."
Young said often crimes like vandalism increase when students are out of school. The person responsible could face up to a year in jail and a $2,000 fine.
If you have any information on who could be the culprit, contact Crime Stoppers at 639-TIPS.