- Associated Press - Monday, January 4, 2016

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Officials in San Jose are looking for a vandal who has been painting over art-covered utility boxes with drab gray primer paint.

The Mercury News reports (https://bayareane.ws/1Z21Lh3 ) that Councilman Pierluigi Oliverio intends to offer a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the conviction of those responsible for defacing the public art in the Willow Glen neighborhood.

Through the San Jose Art Box Project, local artists have decorated utility boxes to brighten up street corners. Each painted box costs about $250. At least seven of the boxes have been covered in primer paint; the most recent one had paint drying on Sunday.

San Jose police said Thursday that they have not heard about the rash of vandalism.

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Information from: San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News, https://www.mercurynews.com


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