Earlier this year, Kevin O’Grady and his family, who are developing “The 81 on East Bay” on the corner of Bluff Road and Boursaw Road, woke up to discover that the breakwall on their house on Bluff Road had been vandalized.
Today, they’ve been vandalized a second time, only this time, their new sign at the entrance of the development was the target – and the perpetrator was caught on camera.
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On Kyle O’Grady’s Facebook page, he posted, “Some of you may have already heard, but we woke up this morning to find out that our personal property had been vandalized yet again. We spent months customizing and installing the entrance signs to our development, as we felt it was the final touch to our long journey…”
He said they caught a few images of the perpetrator around 11 p.m. on October 9 (last night). “We hope that you can share this until we find the person who did this,” wrote Kyle. “They need to be held accountable. Any and all assistance would be greatly appreciated. It’s hard to believe that we live in a world with people like this.”
Below are photos from the O’Grady’s on-site camera, along with his original Facebook post. Someone on the post commented that because of the distinctive tail lights, the car looks like it might be a Volvo XC90.
If you have any information, contact Kyle O’Grady at (231) 299-0755, or the Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Office, (231) 995-5000.
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