The owner of Budgetel Inn at 35 Carson Loop near Cartersville stated a tenant, 24-year-old Savannha Sueanne White, took the property’s five-gallon buckets of blue and black lead paint, wrote graffiti over most of the motel walls, and poured it around and inside the swimming pool between Wednesday night and Thursday morning.
He said he saw her covered in blue seated in front of her door, saying, “I’ll clean up everything.”
The owner stated that she had laid on her bedsheets and covered them in paint as well.
He said the overall damage was at least $5,000, as the lead paint would be difficult to cover.
White told a responding Bartow County deputy she did the damage “out of love.”
She also stated she drank an entire bottle of flavored fortified wine, and she wanted to “express her love.”
The deputy arrested Savannha White for criminal damage to property in the second degree.