Pittsburgh police opened an investigation Monday after “hideous racist graffiti” was discovered in a park on the South Side Slopes.
The graffiti was painted on the concession stand in Quarry Field near the intersection of South 18th and Crosman Streets. The police are investigating and the public works crews clean and cover the graffiti.
“Disgusting and hateful acts like this have no place in our city and will not be tolerated,” Mayor Bill Peduto said in a statement. “Law enforcement will endeavor to identify and prosecute those who have done so to the fullest extent of the law.”
He said the city will work to fund a full restoration of the concession stand.
Police said the “Orez” label was painted the same color as the racist messages. Authorities posted photos of the day with the language of the crime cut out and asked anyone with information to contact the police at 412-323-7800.