Bob Goldsmith political sign vandalized

A Bob Goldsmith political sign was vandalized in Lafayette, and the graffiti on the sign looks like it's the same spray painted letters from another vandalism spree

Posted: Sep 17, 2018 10:49 PM
Updated: Sep 18, 2018 9:51 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A Bob Goldsmith political sign was vandalized in Lafayette, and the graffiti on the sign looks like it's the same spray painted letters from another vandalism spree.

The democratic candidate for Tippecanoe County Sheriff said the incident happened on the 900 block on Beck Lane. The homeowner said it happened Sunday night.

The sign has the acronyms "GDK" and "LPK" painted on it. These phrases also popped up last month in the Edgelea neighborhood graffiti spree. Goldsmith said "GDK" stands for Gangster Disciples Killer.

The homeowner filed an online report with the Lafayette Police Department. No other damage occurred at her home.

Goldsmith has a message for whoever is responsible.

"Know that it just doesn't affect you," said Goldsmith. "It affects a lot of people. People are up here driving up and down the road. You've heard them honk and wave. Kids are riding by on bicycles. It does affect people. So we will do what we have to do to make it better and we'll move on."

News 18 reached out to republican candidate Jason Dombkowski and he released the following:

"We also had signs vandalized during the primary and it happens during every election season," said Dombkowski. "It happens and it's unfortunate that it does occur. We don't have signs out now, but we will soon."

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