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Private Jets Tagged With Graffiti at Van Nuys Airport

Three multi-million-dollar corporate jets were tagged with graffiti at Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles after vandals broke into a private hangar, NBC News reported.

The jets' fuselages, tail wings and wheel flaps were spray-painted in the second such incident at the airfield in the past two years.

"This happened in a darkened area of the airport," Los Angeles Airport Police Chief Patrick Gannon told NBC News. "We are going to take a harder look at the lighting in the areas where this happened."

Two years ago, a $2.3-million Learjet suffered $100,000 in damage after being spray-painted with graffiti in a secure area of the same airport. The LAPD said at the time that the crime was gang-related but no one was arrested.

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