Days later, racist graffiti comes down in west Wichita

Published On: Jun 12 2014 07:17:44 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 12 2014 08:02:29 PM CDT

People who live near 135th St. West and Central say they moved to the area because it's a quiet place that's safe to raise a family. Jeri Eck has raised five children in the area and says it's the perfect place to be.

"It's quiet, it's peaceful and you're away from that 'rat race' that you get in central Wichita," Eck said.

But Eck and other residents have been upset this week because of racist and sexual graffiti that vandals put up on a city bridge.

"They just built the bridge last week, and already there is this disgusting language there. It makes me really mad," Eck said.

A homeowner in the area reached out to Eyewitness News Thursday saying he'd asked city crews to take it down Monday but days later the graffiti was still there.

Eyewitness News spoke with Mayor Carl Brewer who said he hadn't heard about the graffiti until Thursday. An hour after he spoke with Eyewitness News crews were there taking the graffiti down.