Tidal Wave of Vandalism Hits Salisbury, N.C. as Summer Arrives. Car Roof Crushed by a “Jolly Jumper” in Wallace Educational Forum’s Lot

Posted on June 6, 2018

RFP Staff

♦ A tidal wave of vandalism engulfs Salisbury, N.C. as summer approaches.  Rocks are smashing windows, vehicles are being “keyed” and having paint splashed on them, spray painted graffiti and gang tags are appearing throughout the city, and now the forgotten artistry of “jolly jumping” has reemerged.  Nothing like a 240 Lb. teenager or skied out vagrant bounding onto a car roof and jumping up and down on it until the roof caves.  Some make a game out of it called “Touch the Seat”–basically caving in car roof until it contacts the seat tops.

A “jolly jumper” in action elsewhere in the U.S.A.:

Salisbury Police sources report that Rowan-Salisbury School System was the victim of vandalism at the Wallace Educational Forum at 500 N. Main when someone climbed onto the roof of a white 2007 Ford Taurus SE 4-door SUV in the back parking lot and proceeded to jump up and down on it, damaging the roof (estimated value at $800).  The back parking lot is sometimes a beehive of activity with vehicles getting broken into or vagrants hurling rocks at the rear of the Wallace Educational Forum building.

SPD Incident Report for vandalism at the Wallace Educational Forum at 500 N. Main in Salisbury, NC:

Manifest of damage to a vehicle in the rear of the Wallace Educational Forum at 500 N. Main Street:

The Wallace Educational Forum’s parking lot area:

The first recorded vandalism at the Wallace Educational Forum in March of 2016: “Street People Hurl Rocks at the Rear of the Wallace Educational Forum Friday at 500 N. Main in Salisbury, N.C.:


Citizens having any knowledge about this crime is urged to call the Salisbury Police at 704-638-5333. If you fear retribution, want to remain anonymous and possibly collect a reward of up to $1,000, information can be submitted 24/7 via the web: http://tips.salisburyrowancrimestoppers.org/ or by calling the Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.

**This article will be updated as more information arrives.**

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