Vandals hit the home of a gay couple in Martinez, Georgia (near Augusta) late last week, damaging a car and tagging a house with phrases mocking the couple's sexuality.
"Paint was thrown on their car, the front windshield smashed…and profanity about their gay lifestyle now covers their home. Said William Pendleton, [whose] home [was] vandalized: 'Who would do something like
that because we don’t really have any enemies? There isn’t anybody
that, you know, there isn’t anybody that doesn’t like us.' Neighbors say the same. Tiffany Reeves lives across the street and couldn’t believe what she saw: 'I have a 7-year-old that rides the bus
and she probably saw it, this morning, so that’s not good. I’m shocked,
I cannot believe, right here. in this area is a good area, and I can’t
believe that it happened.' John and William spent Friday morning in shock, waiting for
insurance agents and investigators before anything could be cleaned off. [Said William]: 'It’s very embarrassing, but if all I can do is sit and wait
and be thankful for the people who have offered their prayers.' Forensics investigators collected the paint and
beer cans that were left behind, for fingerprints. But so far, there
are no leads on a suspect. When the vandal, or vandals, are caught,
they’ll be charged with 2 felonies…Criminal Damage to Property and
Entering an Automobile."
A commenter on the WJBF site says that police do have a lead in the case.