On Wednesday, July 15, Steve Burkhart awoke to find that his boat had been defiled. At some point during the night, vandals had chosen to spray paint repulsive images and slogans on the side of his boat. Rumors of other recipients of the vandalism were rampant, however, the Blanco County News was unable to verify those reports.
On Saturday, July 18, Dairy Queen reported vandalism to their menu board. Blanco Police discovered several other places where the vandals had spray painted, including both Dairy Queen billboards located at the north and south ends of the city; the back wall of the Shell gas station; a stop sign located on River Run; and also on River Run (the street itself).
Sergeant Armstrong of the Blanco Police Department said, “We do not believe this act is gang related, but rather a random act of mischievous behavior. We have no suspects or evidence (linking anyone to the crime) at this time.”
The vandals chose hot pink spray paint on Saturday, and their message was simple. “Eat at Sonic” was spray painted at each location except for the stop sign on River Run.
Charlotte Reeves, manager of Dairy Queen, stated, “ Dairy Queen is offering a $1000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators.”
Sergeant Armstrong said that to the best of his knowledge, the two cases are unrelated.
If you have any information regarding this or other crimes, you are encouraged to contact the Blanco Police Department at 830-833-4525.