HAGERSTOWN -- Whoever ruined a newly refinished section of The Maryland Theatre's roof might be walking around purple-handed.
Ken Saur of Eco Construction, which installed the roof, said vandals emptied a bucket of glue over the roof membrane, which needs to removed and replaced. The membrane is attached to a layer of insulation, which will have to be replaced, too.
Vandals also spread PVC primer, which stains skin purple and can't be washed off, Saur said.
"Whoever did this is going to be walking around with purple hands for quite some time," he said.
Jay C. Constantz, the theater's executive director, estimated the damage at around $25,000.
This is the latest round of vandalism at the theater in the last 18 months.
The Herald-Mail reported in the spring that theater officials found graffiti on the roof in April 2008.
Then, in May 2008, a video surveillance system captured images of people on the roof.