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Authorities search for Highway 39 bridge graffiti vandals

TAMPA — Police and sheriff's deputies are searching for someone who vandalized a new bridge in Lithia with graffiti.

The damage to the bridge, on Highway 39 near Thompson Road, was estimated at several hundred dollars, police said. The bridge was tagged on two occasions — most recently on Sept. 30 shortly after it had been repainted from the first incident.

It's not clear how many people were involved. Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest.

The Sheriff's Office will go door to door starting Thursday morning to distribute information about the crime in hopes of garnering new leads.

Crime Stoppers asks that anyone with information call 1-800-873-8477, report anonymously online at or text "CSTB" plus your tip to 274637.

Authorities search for Highway 39 bridge graffiti vandals 10/21/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 2:05pm]
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