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Shirley Fought came home from work Monday to find yellow paint splattered all over her Mineral Wells home.

"I left the house at about 5:30. I went to the middle room to get some clothes, and I didn't notice the paint on the windows. I think the neighbors noticed it, and called (my son)," explains Fought.

But it's not the first time the home, or her property, has been hit by vandals.

"My truck, twice, acid and then kerosene and oil mixed in together. I had to re-do the inside. My son was living here at the time with his wife, and they got their vehicles with acid," Fought shares.

"It's been going on for three to four years. We even had one of the boys come forward with a confession. This been approximately eight to nine months ago, and nothing has been done," says son-in-law Tim Davis.

West Virginia State Police, who are investigating the incidents, believe two juveniles may have committed the earlier vandalism. But Sergeant B.D. Adkins says that because those incidents happened a few years ago, the statute of limitations for prosecution has run out.

Investigators are looking into reports that the juveniles may have been directed by another individual to vandalize the fought home. But the Foughts just want it to stop.

If you have any information which may help lead to solving this case, state police want to hear from you.

The phone number for the Parkersburg Detachment is 304-420-4600.


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