Carlos Garcia stares at the freshly painted graffiti on the back of his restaurant Tuesday morning in Gallup. Garcia said that his business, Garcia's Sunset Grill, has been tagged two nights in a row.
The problem of graffiti is growing in Gallup, prompting law enforcement officials to set up a hotline for citizens to report the illegal activity.
Graffiti mars the back side of a building at the Ambassador Motel on Historic Route 66 in Gallup.
Taggers vandalized the back of the Desert Skies Motel on Sunday night, climbing through a chain link fence to get access to the building.