Thursday, December 27, 2007

Iowa Obama Volunteer Awakes to Racist Graffiti, Stolen Christmas Presents

Iowa's Times-Republican (h/t O.W.):

Supporters of Barack Obama living on 25th Street reported a number of racial slurs and derogatory comments had been spray painted on their property. Further, the family’s Christmas presents were all stolen from a vehicle and a garage.

Chief Lon Walker confirms the police received the report Monday morning.

“We found vandalism to the house. When we got there, we found some racial things regarding presidential candidate Barack Obama,” he said.

Marie Ortiz has been working as a volunteer for the Obama campaign locally. She has volunteered her time in the office, going door to door, and has signs supporting Obama in her yard.

She has two children, ages 11 and 2.
Workers from the local Obama office donated gifts to the family in lieu of the items stolen.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, this is the first I'd heard of this story. People can be so stupid! It's nice that other local volunteers could give them gifts to replace the ones stolen, though.