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Indian Land retirement community ‘vigilantes’ threaten accused vandal, 64

An anonymous “vigilante” group has sent written threats to an Indian Land man who was charged with damaging property in a older adult community, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

Bradley Munger, 64, was charged with two counts of malicious injury to personal property in August, after a vandalism case in Sun City Carolina Lakes. He was released on $1,000 bond, according to court records.

Munger was accused of dumping paint on several streets in the Sun City community, said sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield.

Munger and his girlfriend have received at least three anonymous threatening letters since he was charged, his girlfriend told deputies.

The letters are addressed to Munger, and refer to the girlfriend with a slur, the sheriff’s office report says.

The girlfriend told police she is afraid for her safety and that of Munger, the report says.

Munger receieved one of the letters Jan. 25 and another on Sept. 7, 2017, the report says. Both letters threatened Munger’s life.

“In case you don’t get any jail time, don’t fret because we of the Sun City Vigilantees (sic) are keeping our eyes on you and your life expectancy is limited,” the Sept. 7 letter states. “We don’t tolerate vandalism of any sort and we do get our revenge.”

The letters were sent without a return address. No one has been arrested in this case.

Hannah Smoot: 803-329-4068

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