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WARREN, Ohio - Hundreds are expected to show up in Warren on Saturday to take part in a clean-up effort, after a vandal was caught on camera damaging a tribute to a Warren-born musician.

From noon until 4 o'clock on Saturday, the Dave Grohl Alley is expected to be filed with local artists, fans of Dave Grohl, and those heartbroken to see the alley, something that's become some what of a tourist attraction, destroyed.

"It was the worst feeling you could imagine, it was one of those things. No one has ever done anything like that to my artwork, so it was a kick in the stomach," said artist Aaron Chine, who helped organize the effort.

The Dave Grohl Alley is filled with artwork mainly inspired by the 13 time Grammy Award winner and front man of the Foo Fighters. Much of the artwork was vandalized by a man caught on camera last week.

Some of the unwanted paint will be cleaned relatively easily, other artwork destroyed by the vandal will have to be completely redone.

"I like Dave Grohl, I mean he's one of the last few rock stars but, the alley to me is more, it's kind of bigger than Dave Grohl, " said Musician Dennis Drummon, who will be performing as part of the fundraiser and clean-up effort.

Organizers said the event Saturday will feature live music and fundraising to help get the alley back to how it looked before, or even better.

"You look at all these cities that make come backs and it's always around the art community," said Organizer Paul Closer. "So, they got artists involved and the more they got artists involved it brought in people like me who know nothing about art, just to participate. I mean it's fun to watch, it's fun to see."

There's even the question if Dave Grohl himself will make an appearance on Saturday.

"Dave is full of surprises, you never know," said Former Warren Police Sgt. Joe O'Grady, who was an instrumental part of beginning the alley tribute. "I know the Grohl Family does know about the event tomorrow but Dave hasn't confirmed."

In the meantime, police continue their search for the suspect they've identified as Kurtis Aguilera, 35, of Miami, Florida.

Aguilera is wanted on a felony vandalism charge.

Aguilera also faces a misdemeanor charge of criminal damaging, which Warren Police Lt. Jeff Cole said was filed because investigators believe Aguilera is responsible for "tagging" all over the city.

The U.S. Department of Justice defines "tagging" as a type of graffiti.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

 

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