Occupy Oakland motive for Seattle bank vandalism

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by Associated Press and KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on November 26, 2011 at 2:20 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 26 at 6:54 PM

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Seattle police say someone caused tens of thousands of dollars of damage to a North Seattle bank -- and spray-painted on the building that the vandalism was "revenge for Occupy Oakland."
  
Nearly all the windows of the U.S. Bank branch on Northeast 63rd Street were shattered or punctured just before 3 a.m. Saturday, as was the screen of the ATM there. The vandal or vandals did not enter the bank.

Some bank customers said there's a better way to get the message across.

"I feel like they could have just sat out here in a tent and voiced their opinion a little bit better and actually spoke up instead of just breaking windows," said Marilyn Shanks-Dizard, bank customer.
 
Investigators believe the spray painted message was in reference to an incident last month where hundreds of law enforcement officers raided the Occupy Oakland encampment with tear gas and bean bag projectiles, arresting more than 80 people.
  
Detectives are asking any witnesses to come forward.
 

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