A Connecticut man who vandalized an elementary school with anti-Trump graffiti claims his actions were out of “anger towards liberals,” according to the Hartford Courant.
The court has ordered Steven Marks, a 32-year-old from West Hartford, to stay off Morley Elementary School grounds after he wrote threatening anti-Trump messages on several pieces of playground equipment and a sign on June 15. Some of the writing said, “Death to Trump,” “Left is the best” and “Kill Trump.”
In the warrant for his arrest, Marks explained to police how he hoped that liberals would take the blame for the vandalism. He did so “out of anger towards liberals and they are breaking major laws everyday and being disrespectful towards our government.”
He eventually turned himself after seeing a 28-second surveillance video that the police released of himself riding his bicycle onto the playground with his dog and writing on a sign.
When police took his statement, he told them he found a sharpie on the ground and “had the dumb idea to vandalize the school with what would seem to be liberal hate speech.”
Marks later apologized in an interview with the Courant for his actions, calling them “stupid,” and insisted that he supports President Trump.
He has been charged with third degree criminal mischief and breach of peace.