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Woman charged with vandalizing police car with threatening message

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Mark Wetzel, Deseret News

KEARNS — A South Salt Lake woman was charged Wednesday with spray-painting “Dead Pig” on the side of a marked Unified police patrol car.

Cameo Vondell Molina, 41, is charged with criminal mischief, a third-degree felony.

On July 23, Molina pulled into the parking lot of the Unified Police Department’s Kearns precinct, 4250 W. 5415 South, and in large letters tagged the vehicle with “Dead Pig” on one side and “God” on the other, according to charging documents.

She drove off before police noticed what happened, but she was recorded on the building’s surveillance camera, the charges state.

Police tracked down Molina on Aug. 2 at a motel. She told investigators that she held “no animosity” toward the officer whose car she painted and didn't even know who it was, according to the charges. She said he was upset about how police handled a fire call two years ago.

Damage to the patrol car was estimated at nearly $2,500.