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Graffiti left Bribie Island JP giggling

BRAZEN VANDALS: William O'Brien was home when his house was spray painted and egged.
BRAZEN VANDALS: William O'Brien was home when his house was spray painted and egged. Cathy Moore

BRAZEN vandals were not worried that William O'Brien was home when they spray painted his garage doors and threw eggs at his window earlier this week.

Mr O'Brien said the graffiti shocked him but he wasn't angry.

"I bought my first house on Bribie 22 years ago, and in that time, I have seen so little vandalism,” he said.

"So why me?

"The roller door was open but nothing inside the shed was stolen or interfered with or vandalised.

"It's very strange.”

Mr O'Brien has worked as a JP for 41 years and said he wasn't sure who would do something like this to him.

"I don't know who would have done it but whoever it was must know me well because they only egged one window and it was my bedroom,” he said.

"It's a five-bedroom house, what are the chances that it was just luck.”

Mr O'Brien also had a custom handmade wooden sign with the words Loony Bin engraved stolen from his front porch.

He believes finding the sign is the key to finding the vandals.

Senior Sergeant David Crawford-Raby said police were aware of the matter and were investigating.

"From time to time we do have graffiti incidences occur but fortunately it is not a common occurrence,” he said.

Mr O'Brien's house was approached on Sunday, July 2 between the hours of 4.30-8.30pm while he was in bed listening to music.

"I was pretty angry for a good half hour after I saw it but now I just giggle at it,” he said.

"How pathetic can you be? What idiots.”

Sen Sgt Crawford-Raby said people did need to be more cautious of crime occurring during school holidays.

"During holiday time, you have more people coming to the island, kids are off school and you do often hear of groups of people walking the streets in the late evening or early hours of the morning,” he said.

"If you see something that you suspect needs to be reported then do so straight away, don't wait until the morning just ring as soon as possible.

"We have officers regularly patrolling the streets but we can't be everywhere at once.”

If anyone has information, please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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