Provo resident fills yard with Trump signs after vandals damage first batch

Posted at 5:14 PM, Oct 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-21 08:31:07-04

PROVO, Utah -- Police in Provo are looking for the people responsible after several campaign signs and some property was vandalized late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning.

The vandalism occurred at several homes in the area of 2675 North and 1060 East in Provo.

Trump campaign signs were damaged or defaced with vulgar graffiti, and the vandals also damaged a front door and two vehicles. The vandals used white paint to cover signs and property with profanity along with "#FeelTheBurn" and a reference to America but spelled "AmeriKKKa".

Loy Brunson owns one of the homes targeted by vandals, and he had a message for those responsible.

"If you want to exercise your free speech, then allow others to do the same," he said. "And, remember, stopping free speech like this is a crime and you can, and possibly will, be prosecuted for it."

Brunson was not deterred by the vandalism, and he has since upped the number of signs in his yard supporting Trump to more than 80.

Provo Police are investigating, and they said those who are responsible could face charges of criminal mischief and trespassing.