The Grinch is out at East Clayton Community Park

Johnston County News

(Clayton Parks and Recreation)

CLAYTON, N.C. (WNCN) – Clayton is increasing its police presence at a park after a “local Grinch” vandalized it overnight, Clayton Parks said on Instagram.

The works “HA HA HA” were written on a bathroom wall and an outdoor electrical box was also vandalized at East Clayton Community Park.

The parks service had a clever spin on addressing the issue, posting the beloved cartoon Grinch character thinking a nasty thought of spray paint.

“It appears that someone didn’t think our park was festive enough!” the parks service wrote. “Thanks to a local Grinch, East Clayton Community Park got a few new touches overnight. While these designs aren’t exactly what we had in mind, please be aware we are watching and have added extra overnight security to our parks.”

It also added the Clayton Police Department would love to give the artist credit for their work.

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