It was about 9:30 something in the morning when I had to run to my house and pick up something I had left and then return to work. So I pulled in front of my apartment building, and noticed when I pulled into park that there was a white van that had something written on it. I looked closer and was horrified to see that my neighbor's wife and had been tagged with graffiti.

Tagged up vehicle in Yakima
tsm/Reesha
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Hide your husbands, hide your kids, hide your cars, they're taking everything out here!

It's a common sight to see buildings and garages tagged with graffiti, usually from warring neighborhood gangs. I remember the time I went on a ride up with an officer on the Yakima Police Department and she was explaining some of the graffiti tags to me and my friend who happened to be a news reporter on a TV station in town at the time.

This officer was very skilled at being able to look at a tag I know exactly which game had done it and sometimes she could even tell which person in the neighborhood I tagged it. But I don't think that never in a million years would I have ever thought someone would start tagging cars instead of buildings.

In the neighborhood where I live there's always a beef between the surenos and the Nortenos gangs but I don't recognize which gang tied up my neighbor's car. Fortunately, whenever I gain tags up my neighbor's garage she is quick to get it erased with paint I know that it is quite annoying for her to deal with.

One time I came home and noticed that a gang member had tagged up the bricks on our apartment building in green paint. When is this tagging going to stop?