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posted: 8/16/2011 12:01 AM

Vandals strike Hampshire house with cutlery, sauce

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Someone went to a lot of trouble to vandalize a property in Hampshire Township on Aug. 10.

Between 12:10 and 4 a.m. "hundreds of feet" of fishing line was strung between a house in the 40W700 block of Homestead Drive and landscaping in the front yard, driveway and side yard, making it impossible to walk to the house without getting tangled in the line, according to a Kane County Sheriff's report.

At least 500 plastic knives, forks and spoons were stuck in the lawn.

Small Mexican flags were stuck on the exterior lights of the garage, and another Mexican flag was stuck to the front door. Ten small toy compasses were left on the front stoop.

Hundreds of rubber bands were strewed on the driveway and front sidewalk, and a bag of dental floss picks was opened and strewn in the front yard.

A girl's cheerleading top and a pair of jeans with a chrome chain belt were left in the yard. A plastic foot was in one leg of the jeans.

A novelty plastic "Cheating Heart," wrapped to resemble supermarket meat, was left in the yard. Two wineglasses containing an unidentified liquid and remains of pastry were left on the sidewalk. Other pastries were left in the yard.

Packets of hot sauce were opened and the contents sprayed on the sidewalk, front stoop, front door and garage doors, as was dish soap.

The resident told the deputy she had no idea who would have done the vandalism. A neighbor told the deputy a male teenager had been heard laughing.