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Offensive tagging forces police to spend time cleaning up

Published On: Jul 10 2013 09:06:41 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 11 2013 01:22:08 PM CDT
REDDING, Calif. -

Highly-offensive graffiti kept clean-up workers busy on Wednesday in Redding.

Vandals spray-painted an area of the “Dana to downtown” trail off of Hilltop Drive that is visited frequently by bike-riders and families walking by.

There were swastikas painted on a bench and the ground, and inappropriate language was spray-painted along the pathways.

People passing by called the offensive tagging "petty and immature".

"It’s time consuming. It takes the whole day to do this. With the labor of that day I could be doing more constructive things,” said Community Work Program Officer Bob Brannon. “People shouldn't have to look at it. Down here it was all profanity. You've got little kids and their moms are taking them down the trail. They shouldn't have to see that."

Redding Police Sergeant Mike Wood said Officer Brannon is a full-time employee who spends countless hours cleaning up messes like this throughout the city.

Police are still searching for those involved in this crime.