WATCH: 'Help Us'; NYPD vehicle defaced, outraged officials share video

Kimberly Dole
February 14, 2020 - 10:40 am
Help Us spray paint



NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A video of a man defacing an NYPD patrol car was tweeted by several police unions on Thursday.

The footage captures the man spray paintng the words "Help Us" on the side of a police car near River Avenue and East 153rd Street in the Bronx around 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, officials say.

"The tag says "help us," the Police Benevolent Association tweeted. "Our elected leaders have sent a clear message: the cops are on their own. And now the criminals and anti-police agitators are laughing as our city slides downhill, fast."

The tagging appears to suggest that the public is mocking police, causing the Sergeant’s Benevolent Association to retweet the video as well.

"Where is the community outrage?" the SBA account run by SBA President Ed Mullins says. "Where is this partnership with the community that everyone is selling to the rank and file members of the NYPD?"

The Detectives’ Endowment Association also commented on the incident, asking Mayor Bill de Blasio to denounce the crime.

"Waiting for the @NYCMayor and all elected officials to denounce this crime," the tweet read. "The people you serve deserve to hear from you. Think of how they feel living in a city where brazen criminals know there will be no consequences due to ill-advised, failing criminal justice policies."

Police have labeled the incident as a criminal mischief, and is currently under investigation.