Police are investigating a vandalism incident against a local politician.
Investigators say a paralegal discovered red paint splattered outside the campaign headquarters of Damon Roberts at Broad and Dickinson in South Philadelphia Tuesday morning. The paralegal called Roberts who then contacted police.
Roberts is a Democrat running for State Representative in the 186th District. In addition to the paint, Roberts also said the vandal left a threatening message with a racial slur.
“There was also a note on the outside,” said Roberts. “It said, ‘We out for blood n****. This really has just truly gone too far.”
Roberts says he’s reported two other vandalism incidents to police but nothing as serious as Tuesday’s.
“It’s not just vandalism,” said Roberts. “It’s risen to a higher level of a threat.”
The incident comes just a few weeks before the April 24 primary election for the vacant 186th District legislative seat.
“I hate getting publicity about stuff like this,” said Roberts. “I’d much prefer to see publicity about the issues that really matter.”
Police are currently reviewing surveillance video from businesses nearby the headquarters. No word yet on any suspects.