The Brazil City Police Department is seeking information about any individual or individuals who decided to "paint the town" late Sunday evening and into early Monday morning.
"They spray painted stripes on vehicles all over town," Police Chief Terry Harrison said when asked if the problem was centralized to one area. "We are taking calls from residents all over town."
By Monday afternoon, dispatchers had taken more than 40 reports, including one report of a windshield being smashed with a brick and several reports of structures being painted as well in colors of white and brown. Automobiles were also keyed or scratched during several incidents.
The number of vandalism reports throughout the city caused Harrison to speculate how so much damage could be done in a relatively short period of time.
"Obviously the person or persons involved in this incident was in a vehicle," Harrison said.
Although more than 30 vehicles were reported spray painted, most owners told officials they were able to wash the paint off.
Harrison urged vandalisim victims to contact the Brazil City Police Department at 446-2211.
"Even if they were able to remove the paint we need people to report the incident so we can establish an accurate report," Harrison said, adding that if anyone noticed suspicious activity in the area of a vandalism incident they also need to contact the police department.