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MDC Seeks Info About Vandals Who Defaced Perry Co. Restroom Facility With Racist And Vulgar Content

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Missouri Department of Conservation
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The Missouri Department of Conservation is seeking information from the public, identifying the individual or individuals who vandalized a restroom facility at Perry County Community Lake.

 

The event which is thought to have occurred on May 21, resulted in the facility's defacement with nearly 12 vulgar and racist images, symbols, and words.

The spray-painted markings spanned a wide range of areas at the location, including doors, interior, within the stalls, on the concrete walkway, and the building’s exterior. 

The markings were covered by MDC staff in response to the incident, and the facility is being entirely repainted.

“Perry County community lake is about 300 acres, and within that 300 acres there's a 100 acre lake for fishing and kayaking, as well as a hiking trail, so with it being a family oriented place, we thought the best bet was to immediately get it covered up,” said Cpl. Christopher Doran. 

Cpl. Doran also stated that if necessary, the department would consider the implementation of cameras in the area to avoid future incidents, although they would prefer not to on behalf of the community’s privacy.

“This is the first time that it's really been hit hard, and this is probably just an isolated incident,” said Cpl. Doran. “So hopefully with our local media releases we can at least get some information and get the responsible party to come forward.”

The department is asking anyone with information pertaining to the vandalism to contact Cpl. Christopher Doran, or visit mbc.mo.gov