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Graffiti on a local road sign is getting a lot of reaction on social media. Someone wrote the word “ISIS” on a road sign near I25 and Fillmore.
The graffiti has since been removed, but that doesn’t mean the message stopped bothering people.
Melissa and Michael Babcock can’t believe the text they got from their daughter.
“I think she was shocked,” said Melissa. “She said it was stupid how someone could do that, you know and I agreed.”
Her daughter took a picture of a road sign Sunday night that reads, ‘Clean Colorado Spronsored by “ISIS.”‘
“That’s terrible,” said Melissa.
“It’s a poor sense of humor,” said Michael. “Somebody’s just not thinking things through. I think that someone was messing around and did it with a poor sense of humor.”
As the ISIS terror threat looms, people here in a military city didn’t find the graffiti funny.
“We have a lot of soldiers that we care about and love,” said Michael. “They’re fighting for a reason and to bring this home is just disrespectful.”
“It’s just irresponsible and rude,” Melissa added. “Immature. There’s just no need for that; find something else to do.”
Colorado Springs Police tell 11 News they track graffiti and try to make arrests whenever possible. It’s considered criminal mischief and the penalty is based on how much damage is done. No arrests have been made at this point.
We also reached out to the Colorado Department of Transportation. They don’t own the sign, but they tell us they haven’t seen any other graffiti in the area with the word “ISIS.”