Cottonwood police were asking the public to help track down two women they say spray-painted sidewalks with “BLM” and an expletive about President Donald Trump.
Two women were seen on surveillance footage from a business in Old Town Cottonwood spray-painting “(expletive) Trump” on a sidewalk near the corner of Main and Pinal streets on Sept. 23, said Cottonwood Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Monica Kuhlt.
The acronym “BLM,” which stands for Black Lives Matter, was also spray-painted on other sidewalks and campaign signs in the area, according to Kuhlt.
“It looks like one is the lookout while the other one spray-paints on the sidewalk,” Kuhlt said.
Screenshots from the footage showed two women who appeared to be walking on a sidewalk. No graffiti could be seen in the screenshots provided by police.
Several photos of the graffiti were also provided to The Arizona Republic, including a redacted one of the expletive about Trump on the sidewalk in front of Merkin Vineyards Tasting Room & Osteria. Another photo showed “BLM” and “hate” spray-painted on a campaign sign for Wendy Rogers, a Republican running for the state Senate.
Police have reached out to other businesses in the area to obtain any additional footage, Kuhlt said.
Anyone with information about the incident should contact the Police Department at 928-649-1397 or Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.
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