Vandals spray-paint Pennsylvania farm animals

POSTED: Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 11:00am

UPDATED: Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 11:04am

Pennsylvania authorities are investigating a bizarre crime.

Over the weekend someone spray-painted two farm animals.

There is no evidence the horse or goat were physically harmed, but it's certainly a strange case of vandalism.

It has left the couple that owns the animals concerned, and worried about people trespassing on their property in a normally quiet part of Crawford County.

Sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning, someone spray-painted Lilly, a 10-year-old mare, on the Schlabaugh farm.

Her owners washed and brushed most of the paint off her coat.

Vandals also spray painted the face of Josh, a 9-year-old goat.

Both animals were behind electrified fences, some distance from the road when the incident happened.

"It just feels like out privacy was invaded. We don't expect this out in the country," Tim Schlabaugh says.

Several nearby mailboxes and a stop sign were also spray painted over the weekend.

State Police are investigating the vandalism.

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