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Vandals Sought in Church Graffiti

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DURHAM — Satanic graffiti is the last thing churchgoerswant to find before a Sunday service. But police say someone used orangepaint to vandalize a building belonging to St. Paul's United MethodistChurch.

There was no sign of satanic rituals being held on church grounds, buta variety of symbols was found in a church administrative building. Policesaid the work appeared to have been done by amateurs.

Durham Police Officer M.M. Parker toldTheNews & Observerthat he's seen much worse. Many of the symbolswere things you'd see in some magazines, he said.

The graffiti may have been done Saturday night; a custodian saidhe did not notice it when he had cleaned the church Saturday afternoon.

Pastor Clement Spence said the grafitti will not be removed until thereis an arrest. He said a court might order those convicted to clean themarkings up themselves, which he would like to see happen.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Durham Police Departmentat919-560-4582.

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