Tucson woman wakes up to 'ISIS' graffiti

Published: Mar. 23, 2016 at 9:19 PM MST|Updated: Mar. 24, 2016 at 3:46 PM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Stories about the terrorist state ISIS filled TV newscasts as Rebecca Vincent got ready for work on Wednesday, March 23.

But the Tucson woman said she never expected to see any connection so close to home.

As she headed out of the house, she saw the word "ISIS" had been spray-painted on the side of her car.

"I was just numb," Vincent said.

After seeing so much about the terrorist group on the news, Vincent said she couldn't believe someone would associate her with ISIS.

"What did anybody do to deserve this?" she asked. "I just wanted to go to work today."

Instead, she spent the day filing a police report and an insurance claim.

Driving to her insurance appointment, Vincent said the "ISIS" tag caught the eyes of many people.

While some laughed or disapproved, Vincent said she was surprised at the show of support from folks when they learned what happened to her car.

She said it saved her from passing any judgment on Tucson as a whole.

"There are some people who will do crazy stuff like this," she said. "But there's so many more that are wonderful Tucsonans that have definitely helped me think better of Tucsonans after this morning. This afternoon I felt so much better about Tucson."

The Tucson Police Department is aware of the case, according to Sgt. Kim Bay, TPD spokeswoman.

In February, graffiti including the word "ISIS" was removed from a wall north of Tucson.

Investigators said they found no credible connection to terrorism.

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