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Gainesville Woman Calls Vandalism ‘Terrorism’

| March 10, 2016 | 0 Comments | News
Photo Courtesy Beaty

Photo Courtesy of Judy Beaty

Judy Beaty, a 70-year-old Gainesville resident, says she woke up Wednesday morning to discover that someone stole her two Donald Trump political signs from her yard and spray painted messages on her house in the area of Old Linton Hall.

Besides removing the signs, vandals also spray painted the political slogans “Can you see the new world through the tear gas” and “Revolution” on the side of her home, near her bedroom window.

“I feel threatened; I should feel be able to place any political sign in my yard and feel safe,” Beaty said. “I am very angry and feel devastated; this is right outside my bedroom window.”

Police are investigating the incident, but have no suspects.

Beaty said she later found an iron crowbar near the graffiti.

Photo Courtesy of Judy Beaty

Photo Courtesy of Judy Beaty 

“I just went out to show my daughter the damage and noticed an iron bar; it has a very sharp end,” she said.  “We pulled it out of the ground apparently the person who came here brought it as a weapon just in case.”
While she said she feels “unsafe and violated,” the incident will not deter her from replacing the signs.
“I put a larger trump sign in my yard I am not going to let anyone threaten me,” she said.

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