Anti-Trump comments left at Southington home

Published on Wednesday, 27 September 2017 17:06
Written by JUSTIN MUSZYNSKI

STAFF WRITER

SOUTHINGTON - Police are investigating after a local family found chalk writings in their driveway, criticizing them of their support for President Donald Trump during last year’s election.

According to police, residents of a home on Olson Drive reported the complaint as vandalism on Tuesday. One of the messages said that the residents’ ancestors were immigrants and that, in supporting Trump, they supported “the deportation of themselves,” police said.

The writings in chalk went on to call the residents “racists” and “bigots.” There was also a derogatory comment about the home’s Halloween decorations.

Police on Wednesday said they do not yet have any suspects.

Anyone with information on the incident has been asked to contact Officer Michael Fisher at 860-621-0101.

The residents of the home reportedly displayed public support of Trump during the election last fall.

Trump came under fire this past weekend after making critical statements about players in the NFL taking a knee during the National Anthem, calling for them to be fired. He was also criticized for rescinding an invitation to the White House that had been offered to the Golden State Warriors for winning the NBA Finals in the spring, shortly after the team announced it would take a vote on whether or not it would accept Trump’s invitation.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at jmuszynski@centralctcommunications.com.



Posted in New Britain Herald, General News, Southington Herald on Wednesday, 27 September 2017 17:06. Updated: Wednesday, 27 September 2017 17:08.