Good Samaritan helps clean Anti-Semitic symbols: 'We need to do our part.'

Good Samaritan helps clean Anti-Semitic symbols: 'We need to do our part.'
Updated: Dec. 27, 2017 at 7:11 PM EST
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Shelton and Ted clean anti-Semitic symbols (Source: WIS)
Shelton and Ted clean anti-Semitic symbols (Source: WIS)
Swastika on street sign (Source: WIS)
Swastika on street sign (Source: WIS)

LEXINGTON, SC (WIS) - We have new details about the Lexington County signs that were vandalized with Anti-Semitic symbols.

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Wednesday morning, SCDOT took care of their signs on Pond Branch Road, but that still left symbols on a local sign of Piano Tuning business that also was vandalized.

We spoke with, Ted Price, a good Samaritan who stopped by that business to help clean up the vandalism.

"I saw the report last night about the sign being sprayed and I work for a company that has cleaning supplies and I had cleaning supplies and I came to try and take this mess off of the signs," Price said.

It's a mess, seen by passing traffic, but slowly becoming no more.Through the dirty drops of running spray paint and the sound of scrubbing, Price is helping business owner Shelton Orcutt get his sign back to what it was.

"This business is everything in my life pretty much," Orcutt said.

Orcutt and Price said the situation is more than frustrating.

"That's aggravating, also it's these people's private property and then also as a taxpayer to replace those signs, is taxpayer's money spent," Price said.

These are calls for a change from two strangers because sometimes, to fix problems, a helping hand is all it takes. Price said that's the way it should be, holidays, or not.

"When you see your fellow man and there's something you might could do to help them, the Bible says we need to do our part. I did a little bit, that's all we can do, best we can," Price said.

Orcutt said he plans on repainting the sign this week, but is thankful positive steps have been taken.

As for the search for the suspects, Lexington County Deputies say they are still investigating. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crimestoppers by calling 1-888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372) or visiting and emailing a tip. Your identity will be kept anonymous, and if your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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