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Luxury beachfront home tagged in several spots

Posted at 4:37 PM, May 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-21 21:22:46-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Near Crystal Pier, an unusual sight greeted residents and beach visitors in North Pacific Beach: a multi-million dollar home spray-painted with graffiti.

Feet from Palisades Park is an impressive home, perched on a bluff and boasting a pristine view. That home is now adorned with something not so pristine.

"Not good. It's an eyesore for the area. Spoils the whole look for the area," said Nick Tulip, a tourist from England.

Neighbors say the large tagging appeared on the home over the weekend.

"This kind of stuff I've never seen before, so I hope it won't be trending," said Elise Bernier, who lives in the area.

Just to the south, along other parts of the shore, the sight of graffiti is more common, especially as school lets out for the summer. Neighbors in North Pacific beach are concerned that could be headed in their direction.

"It's an early sign of what's to come," said Ron Calkins, a retired firefighter who has seen tagging escalate in other areas.

"Other people are going to cross it off and put their own tags up. It turns into a stupid turf war between people that don't even live here ... just going to get worse unless there is more enforcement," said Calkins.

The possibility that there is more to come is an uneasy feeling in an area known for tranquility.

"Totally disrupts the beauty of what's going on," said Bernier.