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Hemphill PD: Suspect or suspects vandalized stack of wooden crosses

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HEMPHILL, TX (KTRE) -

A suspect or suspects vandalized a stack of free wooden crosses at the four-way stop on State Highway 87 in Hemphill Saturday by splashing a sticky, red liquid all over them.

“We want to find whoever did something nasty like this,” said Hemphill Police Chief Roger McBride.

McBride said that his department got a call about the vandalism at about 8:30 a.m. Someone threw a sticky, red liquid like an Icee on a stockpile of unfinished wooden crosses with the words “Jesus is Lord” on them that are free to the public. The stockpile is located in front of the Cut N Time beauty salon.

The suspect or suspects also changed the lettering on a nearby sign board to say some “vulgar stuff,” McBride said. He added that the suspect or suspects misspelled some of the words when they did so.

Although there are no suspects at this time, Hemphill police officers are talking to managers of convenience stores in that area to see if they sold anything like red Icees immediately before the vandalism occurred.

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