Deputy shows kindness to Saugus widow, paints over graffiti at her home

ByABC7.com staff via KABC logo
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Deputy Scott Peterson is seen painting over graffiti on a door at the home of a Saugus widow in this photo posted to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station's Facebook page.
Deputy Scott Peterson is seen painting over graffiti on a door at the home of a Saugus widow in this photo posted to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station's Facebook page.
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station/Facebook

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (KABC) -- A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy went above and beyond to help a woman whose home was vandalized in a Santa Clarita neighborhood.

According to the department, Deputy Scott Peterson recently responded to a vandalism call in Saugus, where a 76-year-old woman discovered that her front door had been sprayed with graffiti overnight.

That's when Peterson decided there was only one way to handle the situation.

He left, came back with a can of white paint and a roller -- and he started painting the woman's door.

The woman is a widow, and Peterson decided to help her out, according to Shirley Miller, a public information officer with the sheriff's department.

Authorities believe the vandalism was a random incident.

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station shared the photo on its Facebook page on Tuesday evening.