Vandals damage sheriff's office patrol car

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By Jesef Williams

The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office is trying to find out who spray painted "666" and "pig" on one of its cruisers.

Sometime between 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 1 a.m. Wednesday, someone vandalized the 2005 Ford Crown Victoria assigned to Deputy Vincent Webb, sheriff's office spokesman Tom Holland said. The numbers "666" appear on the vehicle nearly 10 times.

Some people consider 666 as the number of the beast, as explained in the Book of Revelations.

The vandalism happened while the car was parked in Webb's driveway.

"It's troubling when it happens anywhere, but it's different when it happens to an officer at his home," Holland said. "It's taken as a serious threat."

Holland said no arrests have been made, but authorities are following some leads.

The car was taken to a body shop, where the paint was removed Wednesday afternoon.

Webb, who is assigned to the Heath Springs area, has been with the sheriff's office since 2001.

"Deputy Webb is a good, hard-working officer who is as fair as they come," Chief Deputy Barry Faile said. "This incident greatly concerns us and we are treating it as a serious threat. SLED (State Law Enforcement Division) has been contacted to assist us in the investigation."

If you know anything about this incident, you are asked to call the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office at 283-4136.

Contact Jesef Williams at 283-1152 or jwilliams@thelancasternews.com