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Teens suspected in Wake Forest racial graffiti

Posted August 25, 2010 12:21 p.m. EDT

— Wake Forest police said Wednesday that they are seeking juvenile petitions against two teenagers after a neighborhood was spray-painted with racial slurs and other graffiti this weekend.

Police said the suspects are white males. Their names were not released.

A juvenile petition is similar to a criminal complaint against an adult and brings the minor under the purview of the juvenile court system.

Police said that vandals hit the Carriage Run subdivision, off Ligon Mill Road, before dawn Sunday. Racial slurs involving the "N word" and profanity were spray-painted in red on a stop sign and in the roadway of Coach Lantern Avenue and Kemble Drive.

A home, mailboxes and driveways were also spray-painted, and mailboxes were covered with white toilet paper.

Police said they do not believe anybody was specifically targeted.