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Obscene Graffiti in Tuckahoe Park

by ARLnow.com January 3, 2012 at 2:30 pm 6,303 51 Comments

A local mother was dismayed to find obscene graffiti in an Arlington County park over the weekend.

Two obscene phrases were painted on a slide in Tuckahoe Park, in the East Falls Church neighborhood. In an email, the mother told ARLnow.com that she was recording a video of her three-year-old daughter playing in the park and only noticed the graffiti when she panned the camera down as her daughter rode down the slide.

Photos courtesy Sandra A.

  • meh..

    What’s wrong with Pickle Juice??

    • Tre

      Its obscenely high sodium content?

    • CW

      YOU BEAT ME TO IT!!!!

      Although there’s been a recent trend in using pickle juice as a sports drink due to the high electrolyte content.

    • E

      pretty sure it’s vaginia juice. know what i am sayin?

      • drax

        No, it’s cat juice.

      • TGEoA

        Sounds fishy.

  • 3 year old

    i cant read so will not be negatively impacted by the “p*&@y juice” on the slide.

    • Ricardo

      The starred-out word from the second picture is actually visible in the first picture…

  • G Clifford Prout

    Don’t get all in a panic. It’s helping out by giving our youth of today a head start into dealing with the mean streets of Arlington County. And mom should be happy they’re only words. In South Arlington we’d actually do the deed.

    • Josh S

      Speak for yourself, Cliff.

  • Really

    Not to mention the word “Tuckahoe.”

    • drax


  • That’s better to have than a MS13 tag.

  • Neighbor

    There was a very odd group of juveniles roaming around the Westover-EFC area on Sunday afternoon. They probably did this.

    • OX4

      Yea. They had long hair and were listening to “rock” music. Hooligans!

      • Neighbor

        Who do you think did it? Some frustrated GS-12 who lives nearby?

        • Tabs

          spot on.

          • Southeast Jerome

            Eventually the payfreeze will send them over the edge

  • TGEoA

    The juvinille in me likes. The taxpayer side, not so much.

  • Lala

    Pretty sad that playground is not safe from this type of thing.

  • Wrangler

    Those clever hooligans with same green spray paint modified the ‘SPEED HUMPS AHEAD’ sign at the corner of N. Little Falls Rd and 28th St N. to read ‘PEE HUMPS’…

    • ArlGal

      “Speed Humps” is already funny on its own. Sort of like Short Pump in Richmond.

      • Tre


      • Westover05

        I giggle every time I see the “Speed Hump” sign. I’m not mature.

        • ShirliMan

          I giggle at “Park and Ride” signs. Brings back memories.

  • Always Right

    Probably one of the pre-schoolers. They are fast learners.

  • mickey644

    Cut off their hands

  • John Fontain

    “only noticed the graffiti when she panned the camera down as her daughter rode down the slide”

    Huh? You are standing right next to a slide that your kid is about to use and you don’t immediately notice this?

  • ArlingtonWay

    Graffiti aside, that is one fast slide for little kids. Steep and fast.

    • Tabby

      Not all the time though.

    • Santorum

      Probably all the $#%@* juice

  • The Arlington Mom

    I am the Arlington Mom. I had my back to the slide and was recording my daughter climb up the far end … and then up the stairs and then up up up and then as she came down the slide, I turned to see what was written on it.

    Pardon me for being blind.

    • John Fontain

      Did you walk backwards to get to the slide?

      • The Arlington Mom

        No. The entrance we used to the park came in from behind this slide and my daughter ran off to the far end to go up the stairs. My back was to the graffiti until she slid down.

        Contrary to popular belief, I am not oblivious. Ask my husband. HA!

      • dk

        Did you get out of bed on the wrong side this morning? WTF?

  • charlie

    and somehow people were wondering were all the snark of arlnow was yesterday….

  • Tabs

    I’d bet anyone dinner at Las Delicias that the graffiti-er has never come close to That Juice.

  • Greg

    Ignoring the graffiti (or not if you’re into that) is there a better slide in Arlington than the one in Tuckahoe? That thing is great. Must have been built before the current boring corporate playground trend.

  • Art Critic

    Didn’t they put the wrong tags in the wrong places? Shouldn’t they be switched? I’m just sayin’ . . .

    • Artist

      No, it was conceptual. That graffitist has a display on at Artisphere this month, check it out.

      • Art Critic

        You know, maybe if they did things like this at the Artisphere, people would actually go.

  • Artist

    You know . . . we do.

  • Village Genius

    Seems like these signs violate the County Board’s sign rules.

    Maybe the holiday weekend prevented the sign police from catching the culprits to give them a ticket.

    • Dum Dum Guy at the Gates of Dawn

      If only they had written these comments on an A-Frame sign left in the park, all would be proper and legal.

      • drax

        Unless there were little cartoon dogs in it.

  • Ed

    This is newsworthy?

    • Lala

      If you have a child it sure is.

      • Ed

        Can’t raise the kid in a bubble. Mayberry doesn’t exist.

        • ArlingtonWay

          Right Ed. It builds character. Call me crazy but there might be a middle ground between living in Mayberry and having “pussy juice” spraypainted on the playground equipment.

          • Ed

            Obviously my point wasn’t that it’s a good thing. My point was that out of all the things happening around here this is news? If you’ve taken a good like around the world you would realize that graffiti IS the middle ground…..on the low end I might add. Believe it or not……A lot of kids have grown up in graffiti laden neighborhoods……and they came out just fine. So POO POO to the dramatic comments.

          • LaLa

            Ed, graffiti on a playground isn’t the middle ground and as soon as you start accepting as such watch how fast the rest of your neighborhood declines.


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