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Video shows vandal defacing sign Rodney Glassman campaign sign

Posted at 7:24 PM, Aug 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-14 22:24:43-04

A candidate for the Arizona Corporation Commission has called police after a vandal literally attacked his name on a campaign sign. It's the kind of stunt you'd expect of a middle school bully, and the culprit was caught on video.

Monday night an unidentified man is seen on video approaching a sign for Rodney Glassman. He is recorded cutting off the G and L from the sign, leaving it to read "assman" instead of "Glassman."

"It's most certainly petty and juvenile," Glassman said.

The sign was in front of Glassman's law office near 44th and Van Buren streets in Phoenix. A building security camera caught the act of vandalism.

Defacing a political campaign sign is a misdemeanor in Arizona. Glassman said a couple dozen other signs have been damaged in the same way. Glassman hopes the culprit will be caught and forced to pay for the damage.

"I bet you anything that someone is going to recognize him," Glassman said.

Glassman is involved in a 5-way Republican race in the August 28 Corporation Commission Primary Election. The top two finishers will go on to the general election. The commission regulates public utilities.

"The good news is that no one is vandalizing that I'm the only veteran running or that I'm working to restore integrity at the commission, and that, I know, is what voters are most interested in," Glassman said.

He encourages anyone with information about the crime to reach out to him at his campaign website.