Vandals Target Temple Children Mural in Hilo

October 23, 2017, 4:37 PM HST
* Updated October 23, 5:11 PM
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There have been multiple reports of a vandal using the tag “Puna” marking different buildings throughout Hilo.

Last week, the “Puna” vandal tagged one of the murals that was painted by the Temple Children.


Mamo Market building tagged at Ponohawaii St. and Kinoole St.

On the wall of the sandwhich shop at the corner of Ponahawaii St. and Kinoole St.

Do you know who is doing this?

The Temple Children is a local organization that completed six large-scale Hawai‘i Island-themed murals throughout downtown Hilo last year to help strengthen communities, promote social and environmental innovation and incite positive global change.

Anyone with information on this individual tagging buildings should call the Hilo Police Department non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311.

Learn more about the Temple Children here.

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