Surveillance camera captures vandals tagging Ybor non-profit

Posted at 11:14 PM, May 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-21 23:14:47-04

TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Police released surveillance video on Monday showing a pair of vandals spray painting a local non-profit's building in Ybor City. 

According to police, at one of the unknown suspects pulls out her cell phone to video record the other unknown suspect writing out a graphic phrase on the side of the building. 



It happened around 1:30 Friday morning. 

"It certainly reflects negatively on High Risk Hope and it makes people a little more nervous to come here to volunteer on a regular basis if they see something like that," said Executive Director Bailey Nicholas. 

Nicholas says the non-profit painted over the graffiti first thing Friday morning. 

High Risk Hope supports local mothers on long-term hospital bed rest with high-risk pregnancy complications and families with babies in neonatal intensive care unit. 

Nicholas says cleaning up graffiti and other vandalism is always costly for the non-profit. 

"Our budget is combed through dollar by dollar every year because we want as much of our funds going directly into programs as possible so that we can help more families and moms," said Nicholas. 

If you recognize the two seen in surveillance video, contact the Tampa Police Department at 813-231-6130.