Posted: Sep 4, 2012 6:45 AM by Katy Harris - KAJ News
Updated: Sep 4, 2012 6:54 AM
KALISPELL - When two young men decided to spray paint graffiti at a popular hangout, they didn't realize a local photographer caught them in his lens.
Jon Erdmann was taking photos of wildlife at Woodland Park in Kalispell on August 23 when he looked up and saw two young men spray painting on a rock above the park.
"I saw kids tagging the big cement block that's across the railroad tracks up top. It's always been a nuisance around Kalispell," Erdmann said. "It's an eye sore and I know that kids have probably grown accustomed to tagging this rock because nobody's really done anything about it.
Erdmann used his camera with a 300-millimeter lens to zoom in and snap these photos of the two young men spray painting the rock. He says he took the photos in hopes to stop any future graffiti.
"I figured it might be a chance for if Kalispell Police Department had had any kind of contact with these individuals in previous times for anything that they could see who they were and at that point suspects are identified, caught in the act basically."
Erdmann emailed the shots to the Kalispell Police Department, which then sent them out in hopes of someone coming forward and identifying the two males in the photos.
Anyone with information about the graffiti incident is asked to call the Kalispell Police Department at (406) 758.7780.