SLO’s manhunt for watermelon painting vandal

November 7, 2017

San Luis Obispo police are searching for a “vandal” who spray painted a rock at Bishop Peak to look like a watermelon, and if caught, the person could be charged with a felony. [Cal Coast Times]

City workers plan to remove the spray paint from the rock, while police plan to charge the suspect with vandalism. If it ends up costing $1,000 or more to clean up the rock, the suspect would face a felony charge. If the cleanup costs less than $1,000, the suspect would face a misdemeanor.

Authorities have yet to identify a suspect. Investigators are asking anyone who knows the identity of the suspect to call the police department at (805) 781-7317.



  1. azuresees says:

    Thaaaat’s right…..

    (-3) 7 Total Votes - 2 up - 5 down
  2. 1965buick says:

    $1000? Can we at least get 10% off?
    Where on earth do they come up with these numbers? Good grief.

    (9) 19 Total Votes - 14 up - 5 down
  3. laftch says:

    The Horror!

    (7) 17 Total Votes - 12 up - 5 down
  4. rukidding says:

    Let me see. One of the happiest places, maybe for now, in the USA. A sanctuary city. Support for the arts and now we have an artists who wants to keep things happy and the city wants to charge him with a felony. Or is it the $1000 dollars they need to pay their unfunded bills?

    (13) 29 Total Votes - 21 up - 8 down
  5. Ben Daho says:

    Next comes Asparagus!

    (1) 7 Total Votes - 4 up - 3 down
  6. tj says:

    Glad to see SLO PD has their priorities in order.

    (19) 23 Total Votes - 21 up - 2 down
  7. panflash says:

    Hey, SLO PD- here’s your “vandal”:

    (3) 5 Total Votes - 4 up - 1 down
  8. slomark says:

    I’ll clean it for $999.
    Now, can SLO stop painting our electrical boxes?

    (22) 28 Total Votes - 25 up - 3 down
  9. Stunned says:

    Although we shouldn’t…….umm….encourage this type of behavior I think that rock looks pretty cool!

    (22) 40 Total Votes - 31 up - 9 down

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