Williamsburg, NY – A box turtle that has for years crawled through backyards in Williamsburg was discovered last week painted a sickly orange, with neighbors blaming construction workers next door with ample time and spray paint on their hands.
Photos of the poor turtle, known as Myrtle, in her new Technicolor shell were first posted on the blog The Gowanus Lounge, and caused a cascade of vitriol on the site.
“Whoever did this should rot in hell,” wrote one commenter. “We live in a world of sociopaths,” commented another.
Myrtle the Turtle was discovered painted orange in a backyard next to a development that has long been an irritant to longtime residents. They have complained of demolition work, cracks appearing in the walls of their homes, and ripped out phone and cable lines.
The developer of the residential project at 5 Roebling Street, Shlomo Karpen, could not be reached for commen
the same chevra that painted up the oorah signs did this too. what a buncha laydigayers
I just wonder where are all those critics when swastikas are being painted in private residential buildings, cars and public places..
looks like to some people the creatures are more important than human beings.
Although the owner of the property is jewish, the area is totally non jewish, and all employees there are non jewish.
Its not that these people think that creatures are more important than human beings, Anon. 1:09… if you an individual cannot even respect one of G_D’s creatures, how can you expect these people to respect mankind?