UK Vandal Does Obscene Paint Job on Gay Nightclub


A gay bar in Carlisle, UK, 10 miles south of the Scottish border, was struck by a vandal who was caught on CCTV painting the club's windows a bright orange, News & Star reports:

Police are investigating but stress they are not treating the attack as a hate crime. The man responsible, who brought his own stepladder to help him complete the paint job, also wrecked the vibrant “artwork” sign that had colourfully spelled out the club’s name above its main entrance. He used a spray can to paint it black.

Said Dee Lockhart, PA to the club’s chief executive Glenn Anderson:

"We caught the whole thing on CCTV. This guy turns up, without a care in the world, just taking his time, casually spraying over our sign. The video shows him coming along, having a good look at the outside of the building, then he goes round the corner where he’s obviously stashed a ladder, and then he comes back to start work, going from left to right spraying our sign. Then he takes the ladder away, and comes back and sprays all four of our windows completely orange. He’s completely ruined the front of our club. It could cost up £10,000 to redo it."