Spotlight on 'real turd' warning stops flow of faeces
VANDALS have taken a week off desecrating local businesses, to the relief of owners forced to clean up human filth.
Budget Screen Printing owner Charmaine Pengelly spoke to the Daily a week ago after vandals defecated on the wall of her Warana warehouse last weekend.
The heartless vandals left a human poo on the wall, and even painted a sick warning to Mrs Pengelly and her staff which read "WATCH OUT, REAL TURD".
It was the final straw for the frustrated businesswoman, who'd been stuck in a long-running battle with vandals who'd continued to target her business despite their permission to paint on the building having been revoked.
Thankfully she said the reaction to her story had been fantastic, with many expressing support for her and her frustrations.
She said local police had been out to visit her while local councillor Peter Cox was due to meet with her early next week.
State MP Jarrod Bleijie had also made contact to see if he could assist.
Mrs Pengelly praised police, who she said were active over the weekend, and she'd forwarded photos of offenders to them.
"We just keep on plugging along," she said.
She was hoping to have trees planted along the wall, to deter vandals, and signage was being made up to erect in the area.
"It is lovely to see the response we got," she said.
"Even from customers, saying 'hey, you guys don't deserve it'."
The spotlight on the site had also managed to stem the flow of human faeces, at least for a week.
"There's been no more of those (poos)," Mrs Pengelly said.
"I just don't want them here."