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Vandals break into P.E.I. home, leave disturbing graffiti

An eastern P.E.I. woman is upset after her home was broken into and disturbing messages left throughout the house using paint and red nail polish.

'666' and 'You're gonna die' scrawled in paint inside of house

Ana Manning says she's not aware of any reason she would be targeted this way. (Andrew Cahill/Facebook)

An eastern P.E.I. woman is upset after her home was broken into and disturbing messages left throughout the house using paint and red nail polish.

Ana Manning, who works in Alberta, described the "creepy" messages as personal.

"There was paint splatter all over the house, crosses on the windows, on the countertop, on the actual stove," said Manning.

Ana Manning says the vandalism has left her in shock. (Ana Manning/Facebook)

"They also doodled in the bathroom leaving little messages behind the door, on the mirror, on the bathtub with my name on it saying, 'Watch out,' '666' … And to me it looks like right on the dining table ... it looks like they spelled out murder."

Ana Manning hopes the vandalism isn't a personal attack. (Holly Manning/Facebook)

'Hard to process'

RCMP were called to the home on May 26 when someone checking on the St. Margarets home discovered the damage.

Manning said her face was crossed out of one of her wedding photos, including a cherished photo with signatures from her wedding party.

Ana Manning's face was crossed out of this wedding photo. (Holly Manning/Facebook)

She said there was also paint on her clothes and shoes, and it appears the vandals attempted to use her husband's machete to cut down some trees but it wasn't sharp enough.

Manning said there was also graffiti spray painted on three outbuildings. 

One of the messages scrawled in paint inside the Manning home. (Holly Manning/Facebook)

"I'm still kind of in shock too ... it's hard to process that someone would come in and do that to our home," said Manning. 

Personally attacked

She said the paint used to vandalize the house was stored in a closet in the home, and it doesn't appear from the photos she's seen that anything was stolen.

I am hoping to God that it's nothing really personal against me.- Ana Manning

"I just don't know how to feel about it," she said.

"I feel personally attacked, but then like I feel like I'm crazy to think that someone would try to do me some harm. I just think it's some kids playing a mean prank."

Manning and her husband are renting to own the home. They've been living there for about three years. 

Ana Manning's stove that was vandalized during a break and enter. (Holly Manning/Facebook)

No similar incidents in the area

Manning said she's not aware of any reason why she would be targeted this way. Her family is urging her not to return to P.E.I. because they are afraid for her safety.

"I am hoping to God that it's nothing really personal against me, although they really did a good job trying to convince me that it is."

The inside of Ana and John Manning's was scrawled with graffiti. (Andrew Cahill/Facebook)

Manning said the couple has been working in Alberta to save money, but now feel they should return home to deal with the mess. 

"It's going to take a chunk of money as well, money that we don't have at this point either, which kind of sucks." 

Police say there haven't been any other similar incidents reported in the area lately and continue their investigation.

Three outbuildings near the house were also damaged. (Holly Manning/Facebook)

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