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Authorities are investigating a bizarre crime in Crawford County. Over the weekend, someone spray painted 2 farm animals.

There is no evidence the horse or goat were physically harmed. But it's certainly a strange case of vandalism. And it has left the couple that owns the animals concerned, and worried about people trespassing on their property in a normally quiet part of Crawford County.

 Sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning, someone spray painted Lilly, a 10 year old mare on the Schlabaugh farm. Her owners washed and brushed most of the paint off her coat. Vandals also spray painted the face of Josh, a 9-year old male goat.

 Both animals were behind electrified fences, some distance from the road when the incident happened. So the vandals were brazen.

 Property Owner Tim Schlabaugh said, "It just feels like out privacy was invaded. We don't expect this out in the country."

 Several nearby mailboxes and a stop sign were also spray painted over the weekend. State Police in Meadville are investigating the vandalism.

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