By Greg Argos

CHESTER, Pa. (CBS) – A Delaware County man took matters into his own hands when threatening graffiti showed up in his neighborhood.

The graffiti was a threat toward police officers with the words ‘Cop Killen Season’ spelled out under a bridge in Chester.

The hateful message was spread against the wall for weeks. Then a local landscaper said enough is enough.

“I was more or less taken back, kinda pissed off,” – says Pat McCuster, who decided to do something about it.

He grabbed some white paint… and some courage…and painted right over those words.

“We were in and out of there in about three minutes,” he says.

Chester Mayor John Linder says he’s glad Pat took the time to remove the graffiti:

“That kind of expression is insightful, and we don’t need any more violence.”

It appears many others agree. Pat’s Facebook video has tens of thousands of views and hundreds of comments.

City officials say they usually don’t condone painting on city property, but in this case, they say they are glad it happened.