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Police investigate 9/11 graffiti found in Spartanburg

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Some of the graffiti found in Spartanburg. (Sept. 12, 2013/FOX Carolina) Some of the graffiti found in Spartanburg. (Sept. 12, 2013/FOX Carolina)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Spartanburg police are investigating nine reports of graffiti that showed up around Sept. 11, some with references to the anniversary.

Drawings of elephants were found spray-painted next to the words "Elephants forget" and a circled "A" at several locations between Sept. 9 and Sept. 11, according to police reports.

The vandalism was reported at a Kangaroo gas station, Spee Dee Oil and even the Army recruiting office. And at recruitment office, the graffiti's message read "Elephants forget 9/11," according to police.

Police are reviewing surveillance video as they investigate the vandalism.

And businesses hope it doesn't happen again.

"Paints high, we had to pay about $40 for two small cans just to touch that up. And it didn't blend in real good," said James Kimbrell, assistant manager at Spee Dee Oil.

Spartanburg police said they don't have any reason to believe the symbols are gang-related.

They ask anyone with information about the vandalism to call 888-CRIME-SC.

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