Monday, April 19, 2010
Graffiti Incident at a Moghul Property
Post and photos by the Hawthorne Hawkman
A short time ago, I woke up one morning and drove past this property on the 300 block of 27th Ave N. It was kind of hard to miss the patches of white paint that suddenly sprang up over the maroon retaining wall. Given that I drive past this property at least once a day, I was surprised that what was clearly paint covering graffiti was put up before I saw what it was meant to cover in the first place.
But then I was talking to someone on the block who told me that, among other things, the offending graffiti said...
..."Drugs sold here."
This person told me that the house at 318 27th Ave N (which by the way, is behind on taxes by over $8,500 as far as this blog has confirmed) has long been suspected of being a drug house. The speculation was that the spray paint was covered up so quickly because the drug dealers didn't exactly want that information broadcast to the ever-increasing "We Watch We Call" crowd.
Of course, the opposite could be true; if you didn't sell drugs at your place, you'd hardly want that graffiti directing such traffic to your home either. But given what is known to have happened at another Moghul property, I know which story I'd believe.
And hey, even if you are one of the good guys, how hard is it to go over to North End Hardware and get some matching paint?