Police refuse to arrest vandal who daubed BLACK PAINT over mum’s house – despite her catching yob on CCTV
Police are hunting a yob who has been tormenting a family for months after he was caught on CCTV daubing the outside of their home in black PAINT.
Kelly Mole, 37, installed security cameras in a bid to catch the vandal who has attacked her house and husband’s van five times since last July.
CCTV captured a masked thug spending 20 minutes crudely defacing the walls of her home in Sedgley, West Mids., while an accomplice kept a lookout at 3.50am on February 6.
Kelly, who lives with husband Roger, 48, a builder, and their children Ben, six, and 13-year-old daughter Jade, said: “I have no idea why we are being singled out. We’re being terrorised.
“I have spoken to every single person I know and I am at a total loss as to why it’s happened. There is no reason behind it.
“I just wish they had the guts to knock on my door and tell me what I and my family are supposed to have done.
“We have lived here for seven years and got on with everybody until one night last July Roger’s van had paint poured over it.
“We put it down to local kids but a few weeks later our downstairs windows were smashed and more paint was splashed on the house.
“On each occasion, I reported it to the police but they haven’t done anything.
“They rarely would come out to have a look. They just made a note of it in their log book but they weren’t helpful.
“I’m frightened as they [the vandals] are getting braver. I keep thinking what are they going to do next?
“I have racked my brains for months and months and I can’t think why this would happen.
“If I have done anything to upset anyone I will gladly apologise but I can’t think what I have done.
“It is embarrassing to be honest.
“Everybody keeps looking. I have got a black home. Everybody keeps gossiping on the street.
“People have said to me ‘who have you been upsetting now’. It’s embarrassing.
“It is very odd. I have not had an argument with anybody. I just want to bring my family up in peace.
“It seems like whoever is doing this wants me to move out of my home, like they are trying to shame me.
“My kids don’t deserve this, they should be able to feel safe in their own home.
“I don’t want to leave but at the same time it’s got to the stage where I do want to move because my nerves are terrible.
“I feel like everyone is looking at our house and talking about us.”
After the latest attack on their home, the hoodied thug was caught on camera daubing black paint across the front of Kelly’s home.
After splashing paint across the walls and front door, the vandal is captured on CCTV standing back to admire his handiwork before fleeing on foot.
But despite the footage, police say they are unable to identify the culprit who has a mask or scarf wrapped around their face.
Kelly added: “The police came out and looked at the CCTV but said ‘we don’t see who it is and you can’t see who it is so what do you want us to do’.
“Somebody has got to know them. They must have been covered in paint afterwards.”
Since the attacks started last year, the family have spent hundreds of pounds repairing the windows and cleaning the paint from Roger’s van.
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, who are responsible for the house, confirmed they would remove the paint in the next week.
A West Midlands Police spokesman said: “The crime was captured on CCTV but unfortunately, the offender’s face cannot be seen.
“He is described as six foot tall and of a medium to large build.
“Officers have spoken with the homeowners and have made inquiries in the area to try and establish who might be responsible.”