Benson Baptist Church cleaning up after vandals tag building


REPORTER: THE PAINT IS STILL WET AS THE BENSON BAPTIST CHURCH TRIES TO CLEAN UP BACK TO BACK GRAFFITI INCIDENTS.>>BUT IT WAS JUST RIGHT HERE, AND I JUST TURNED AROUND TO PICK SOME TRASH UP, AND OF COURSE IT WAS WHITE. REPORTER: THE BENSON BAPTIST CHURCH HAS BEEN THE TARGET OF TAGGING THREE TIMES IN THE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS. VANDALS PAINTING THIS ON THE SIDE OF THE BUILDING AND ON THE DUMPSTER. GROUNDS MANAGER RONALD FENTON SAYS THE MESSY MESSAGES ARE GETTING BIGGER AND HARDER TO CLEAN UP.>>WELL THIS LITTLE ONE HERE HAPPENED ABOUT 4 MONTHS AGO, AND WE DIDN’T THINK ANYTHING OF IT, JUST COVERED IT UP. THEN LAST THURSDAY, ON THE BACK HERE WE FOUND A BIGGER ONE. REPORTER: NOW, THEY’RE TURNING TO POLICE HOPING FOR SOME INSIGHT AS TO WHY THE CHURCH IS BEING HIT AND WHAT IT MEANS. ADDING THAT THEY HOLD A MONTHLY FOOD PANTRY, AND EVEN OPEN THEIR LOT FOR BENSON BUSINESSES. FENTON THINKS THAT MAY HAVE BEEN WHAT STARTED IT, YOU KNOW YOU COME HERE SATURDAY, SUNDAY MORNING.>>YOU’RE PICKING UP BEER BOTTLES AND BEER CANS AND YOU KNOW, YOU THINK WELL APPARENTLY THEY DON’T GO TO CHURCH. REPORTER: FAMILY PASTOR SCOTT JONES SAYS HE JUST WANTS SOMEONE TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY AND COME FORWARD.>>WE FORGIVE YOU. WE LOVE YOU. WE’RE HERE IF YOU NEED ANY HELP OR SUPPORT. WE’RE HERE, JUST COME TALK TO US. JUST, YOU KNOW, VANDALISM TO A PROPERTY IS NOT THE WAY TO GO. REPORTER: THE CHURCH HAS FILED A REPORT AND OMAHA POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING. IN BENSON, SARAH FILI, KETV

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