A Pennsylvania man played the role of a vigilante van Gogh, taking matters – and a paint brush – into his own hands when he spotted anti-cop graffiti on a wall in Chester.
Landscaper Pat McCusker grabbed a paint can and roller and went to work after seeing the phrase “cop killen season” scrawled in red on the concrete wall of an underpass beneath I-95, FOX29 reported on Saturday.
McCusker said he was “shocked” when he saw the graffiti early one week. During a subsequent drive he noticed the hateful message remained.
“I ran home and grabbed some paint,” McCusker said. “I had time to think and I wanted to respond with my own message. Little bit more lighthearted.”
A video shows McCusker rolling over the graffiti with white paint – before affixing some snowman pictures around the area.
Chester Mayor Wendell Butler said the Streets Department should have performed McCusker’s task itself.
“I’ve had messages from Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, saying, ‘Thank you’ from police officers,” Butler said. “And I think that’s a big deal. People should stand up for them more. They stand up for us.”