By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers
WYANDOTTE – Two acts of vandalism, reported on July 27, may have been motivated by displays of support for President Donald Trump, police said.
On the morning of July 27, in the 1200 block of 2nd Street, a caller reported that they found a bottle with a rag protruding from it on their front lawn, near the gas meter. The dark glass bottle was modeled after a Molotov cocktail.
The resident said he did not touch the bottle, to preserve any possible forensic evidence. The resident also provided footage of a possible suspect from surveillance camera footage.
The resident said he has a Trump flag in his yard, which has instigated passersby to direct vulgar sentiments at him.
Deputy Police Chief Archie Hamilton said the resident was fortunate that the device did not ignite when it hit the home.
“Our detectives have collected DNA, fingerprints and video evidence, which will lead to the identification of the person responsible for this very serious crime,” Hamilton said.
Also, on July 27, a resident in the 700 block of 8th Street reported that his truck was vandalized overnight, with “F— TRUMP” and “1312” spray painted on his Red Dodge Ram. The number 1312 represents “A.C.A.B.,” which stands for the phrase “All Cops Are Bastards.”
Hamilton said it seems likely that the suspect is attempting to intimidate someone who does not share their political views.
“Our agency will not tolerate this type of dangerous behavior,” he said. “We are confident we will identify and prosecute the person responsible for these crimes.”