From KTNV in Las Vegas:
In a story that's only on 13 action news, a federal crime happening inside a federal facility and no one is doing anything about it.
Contact 13 Chief Investigator Darcy Spears exposes the government agency ignoring the writing on the wall.
"When I went in, I was actually dumbfounded."
Travis Knapp went to the Social Security office on Buffalo near Charleston because of one crime.
"My son's social got stolen."
But while there, he saw evidence of another.
The scene? The men's restroom.
"It was completely covered in graffiti. The mirror just completely etched into. The walls--the stall walls and everything."
It's a federal offense to deface a federal building. And against state law, too. But the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department says no one from the Social Security office has reported the crime.
Police have a special graffiti investigation unit to tackle what they call the most costly property crime in southern Nevada--with a high success rate of identifying and arresting graffiti vandals.
In fact, Nevada has the toughest graffiti laws in the nation.
But Social Security hasn't said a word.
Travis believes there's another crime going on here--apathy.
"If there's something going on in your line of work, be it graffiti or somebody stealing from your company, and you're sitting there watching it and you don't report it to a higher-up to have it taken care of, you're just as much a part of the problem as the person doing so."
Is there a name for a writing style which glorifies almost every sentence with its own paragraph? Maybe I shouldn't be too critical. It was written for on air delivery.