Arrest made in ‘Slow Down’ signs painted on Bird Rock roads

spray painted 'slow down' signs on a neighborhood street in bird rock La Jolla

A 42-year-old woman has been arrested after the words “slow down” appeared in spray-painted capital letters on several Bird Rock streets.

The woman was arrested for felony vandalism, due to costs incurred to cover up the vandalism, according to San Diego police Lt. Matthew Botkin.

The city attorney’s office filed charges March 15 on two counts of vandalism; arraignment is set for Monday, March 18, according to city attorney spokesperson Andrew Sharp.

Photos of the “slow down” signs were posted to Instagram and Nextdoor beginning Feb 14, with many acknowledging speeding cars in Bird Rock are a problem but describing the painted signs as “worthless” or a “nuisance.” 

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Elisabeth Frausto has been reporting on and writing about La Jolla since 2019. With dozens of local and state journalism awards to her name, Elisabeth knows the industry as well as she knows her community. When she’s not covering all things 92037, you’ll find her with coffee in hand staring at the sea.
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Elisabeth Frausto has been reporting on and writing about La Jolla since 2019. With dozens of local and state journalism awards to her name, Elisabeth knows the industry as well as she knows her community. When she’s not covering all things 92037, you’ll find her with coffee in hand staring at the sea.

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