A neighborhood full of Mitt Romney supporters woke up to an ugly surprise Saturday morning when they found the name "Obama" carved into their cars.
Police are searching for the vandal who carved President Barack Obama's name onto the hoods and ripped out the upholsteries of residents' cars in an Alta Loma, Calif. neighborhood, reports KTLA. Many of the homes on the block had prominent yard signs expressing support for Romney, including resident Ralph Sanchez's property.
Two cars belonging to Sanchez's daughter and son-in-law, parked in Sanchez's driveway, were both vandalized. The estimated damage is $3,400, which is an added strain on the unemployed couple with two children to support. They are living with Sanchez while they look for work. Ken Slown, the son-in-law, is an Iraq War veteran.
Ironically, Slown is actually an Obama supporter, reports CBS2, and the yard signs reflect his father-in-law's political views. “I don’t know if they were trying to get a point across, to vote for Obama,” said Slown to CBS2, “but to do something like this is not going to get the point across.”
Meanwhile, across the country, a local Democratic committee in Southold Town, NY recently announced a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a vandal who spraypainted over Obama bumperstickers on the car of Democratic committee woman Sally Kahn. North Fork Patch reports that Kahn's car was vandalized while it was sitting in her driveway, when she was out of town.
"This is [a] new low in attacks on Democrats and their candidates," Committee Chairman Arthur Tillman said to North Fork Patch. "The vandalism is politically motivated and is an attempt to stifle opposition and free speech. The Southold Democratic Party takes this crime with the utmost seriousness."
Is it November 6 yet?