LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff's Office is looking for the person or people responsible for a series of vandalisms.
Deputies say several businesses and a church were tagged with black paint near the intersection of Gladiolus Drive and Winkler Avenue in South Fort Myers.
The Sheriff's Office has not officially linked the three reported incidents, though they each bore the same tag: "ask."
Two dialysis clinics and a supermarket were hit, but perhaps the most offensive markings were at Zion Lutheran Church.
"(I was) shocked, sad, concerned," said Matt Krupick, the building supervisor, who removed the graffiti as soon as he discovered it.
"We want to project our place to be welcoming," Krupick said.
Assistant Pastor Peter Weeks agrees with Krupick. He wants to know who is behind the vandalism, but not because he wants to press charges. Weeks said he would like to offer them assistance and counseling.
"My question is where they're coming from," Weeks said. "The pain that they must be exeriencing. (For) Zion, the healing process is very easy. You can put on some paint and their work is gone, but my concern is what's going on inside them. What brought them to this point?"
Although the church said it will not press charges for the vandalism, both dialysis clinics told the Lee County Sheriff's Office that they would like to press charges.