Austin, Texas is a university town and consequently a hotbed of liberalism, so inevitably some of the old-time natives of the area will take exception to the newcomers’ politics.
A Texas couple determined to find out who had been damaging a sign in their front yard proclaiming their support for President Obama’s re-election bid caught the offender on Wednesday. Tom Priem, a software support engineer in Austin, told FoxNews.com he and his wife, who live on a block where political signs dot front yards, were fed up with seeing only their Obama sign repeatedly defaced.
â€œThe sign had holes poked in it like somebody had stuck a knife through it,â€ Priem said Friday. â€œAt first I thought it was somebody who didnâ€™t like Obama.â€
â€œWe were making fun of it, saying the deer must be a Republican.”
– Tom Priem, Austin resident
Priem said he even called a city hotline to document the incident in case a more insidious offender was to blame. He couldnâ€™t believe his eyes when his wife showed him the surveillance photo she snapped seconds after the campaign sign was destroyed – by a buck.
The varmint’s vandalism began about 10 days ago and itâ€™s unclear what the animal has against the sign.