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Chapel Hill investigating "goon" graffiti

Posted February 3, 2009

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— Chapel Hill police said they believe a single suspect painted the word "goon" in five locations throughout downtown Sunday night.

Each of the five cases was reported Tuesday, according to a police bulletin. The vandalism is believed to have taken place between 6 p.m. Sunday and 12:30 a.m. Monday.

The locations (noted on map, below) were:

  • Hargraves Center at 216 N. Roberson St.
  • A property owned by the town at 208 Sunset Drive
  • A post office at 179 E. Franklin St.
  • Bank of America Plaza at 137 E. Rosemary St.
  • A property at 109 E. Franklin St.

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  • Number1SRO Feb 4, 2009

    SO Number1SRO, the fact that it happened on the day of the State v. Carolina basketball game at NC State just escapes you? Wow, must be a Tarheel fan!

    Journey, yes I am a die hard tar heel fan and I was disturbed to see what had happened, but there is also a possibility that it was a state fan to try some kind of motivational tactic to motivate their team.

  • WWJGD Feb 4, 2009

    "SO Number1SRO, the fact that it happened on the day of the State v. Carolina basketball game at NC State just escapes you? Wow, must be a Tarheel fan!"

    It's people like you who seriously need to step back from the sports and get a life.

  • Evil 1 Feb 3, 2009

    I saw some on railcars in Aberdeen.

  • drnc Feb 3, 2009

    I really think more manpower and money is needed to investigate this crime.

  • ONEHARDHEAD Feb 3, 2009

    Just another example of the tougher "truth in advertising" laws...

  • tryton77 Feb 3, 2009

    The word "goon" is used very often by young black males. "my boys" "my peps", "my ni-gas'".

  • CrewMax Feb 3, 2009

    ...and where was Kay Hagan when all this was going down?

  • TStills Feb 3, 2009

    They should start by searching for anyone in the area with the last name of "Goon" and then bring them in for intensive questioning.

  • oldrebel Feb 3, 2009

    So is "Goon" another word we're not supposed to use? Or is the vandalism itself the basis of the story?

  • jsanders Feb 3, 2009

    Graffiti? Off campus? Now UNC will call for hate speech codes for the whole state! http://www.carolinajournal.com/jhdailyjournal/display_jhdailyjournal.html?id=5205

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