ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A campaign slogan may have sparked a string of vandalism aimed at a candidate for Orange County sheriff.
The vandalism was first spotted on sheriff candidate Malone Stewart’s campaign sign in Winter Park. Someone had circled the slogan “crime is terrorism.” Later, the sign was stolen. Stewart’s campaign manager said the trouble started when a website posted a commentary bashing the “crime is terrorism” slogan.
“These are like $600, $700 signs,” said Franklin Cordona, campaign manager for Malone Stewart.
“No, they cost too much,” Cordona said when asked if the vandalism was a publicity stunt.
In addition to the vandalism, the campaign says they have also received threatening phone calls.