Menino camp: We do not condone sign vandalizing
Asked by the Lit Drop about a Sam Yoon for Mayor sign that got vandalized in Roslindale, Mayor Thomas Meninoâ€™s campaign issued a statement:
â€œItâ€™s unfortunate that signs get vandalized during a campaign, and we do not condone, allow or tolerate anyone demolishing our opponents' signs. We have also had signs vandalized and destroyed across the city, and we take these issues seriously. There is no place for this in a campaign.â€
The Lit Drop also spoke with Sandra Kautz, the owner of the sign. The incident, in which her four-by-eight sign was splashed with green fluorescent paint, occurred last week.
She said the vandal, or vandals, used a mop and then poured the paint on the sidewalk.
â€œIt was a little creepier than taking a sign or drawing a mustache on,â€ said Kautz, who has filed a police report, though she says police response has been slow. â€œThis is vandalism.â€
A longtime Roslindale resident, Kautz has also volunteered and organized for Deval Patrickâ€™s 2006 gubernatorial campaign and Barack Obamaâ€™s 2008 presidential campaign.
â€œThose signs were never touched in any way,â€ she said. â€œIâ€™ve never seen any political signs other than maybe a tiny little yard sign down the street.â€
The area is now populated by Menino for Mayor signs, she said.