The Spokane Police Department has introduced a new method for combating graffiti: cheap paint to cover it.
Police are partnering with local paint stores to offer discounts for citizens whose property has been vandalized.
Citizens with 10-day notices from the city to remove graffiti from their property can get a 35 percent discount on "selected paint products" at local Miller Paint, Columbia Paint and Sherwin Williams Paint stores, according to a news release by Officer Jennifer DeRuwe.
The discount is available for 10 days from the date of the notice.
Police say local graffiti costs residents thousands each year to cover up.