Les and Pat Draper under some the romantic but anonymous graffiti that has mysteriously popped up in Coolangatta and Rainbow Bay.
Les and Pat Draper under some the romantic but anonymous graffiti that has mysteriously popped up in Coolangatta and Rainbow Bay.

No love for graffiti vandal

A LOVE-STRUCK anonymous vandal has targeted Coolangatta with the three most important words and a permanent marker.

Signs and lamp posts all along the beach at Coolangatta have been adorned with the romantic message in capital letters.

Holidaying couple, ex-grey nomads and golden marriage celebrants Pat and Les Draper said they found the graffiti mildly amusing.

“But it’s still graffiti,” Mrs Draper said.

“We come from Menai and it’s covered in graffiti. “None of it our way is artistic; it’s vandalism,” she said.

And Coolangatta Acting Senior Sergeant Steve Quinn, who was not aware of the romantic works, said the message of love did not move him.

“Absolutely not; the defacing of property by graffiti is a criminal offence and obviously we are not (moved),” Snr Sgt Quinn said.

But it didn’t spoil the scenery for the holidaying couple who were happy to share a very public kiss in front of the public love letter.

“We really like the area,” Mrs Draper said.

“It’s such a pleasant place.”

The Drapers said they would spend the next week in the coastal suburb of love.



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