The guy wrote "Left Is the Best" graffiti all over an elementary school to get people mad at Democrats, but police saw right through his genius scheme.
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A Connecticut Trump supporter is now banned from the grounds of a West Hartford elementary school after he went on a leftist graffiti writing spree in hopes of framing Democrats, the Hartford Courant reports.
Steven Marks, 32, slunk onto the Morley Elementary School property the night of June 15 armed with a green marker, his dog, and an apparently overwhelming desire to stick it to some libs.
According to police, Marks popped the lid off his Sharpie and started defacing the school's signs and recess area with messages like "Kill Trump," "Left Is the Best," and "Bernie Sanders 2020," which sadly aren't too far off from the actual stickers the DCCC rolled out on Wednesday.
But since it is 2017 and we live in a world where cameras exist, Marks was caught on school security cameras, and he admitted to being the culprit after seeing grainy footage of his face on the local news. He was charged with criminal mischief, breach of peace, and a pair of misdemeanors, and told the cops that he pulled the stunt out of "anger towards liberals," according to the arrest warrant.
"He admitted to doing the criminal act and said he regretted it," West Hardford police lieutenant Eric Rocheleau told BuzzFeed Thursday. "He said the reason he did do it was to show support towards Trump by having the other side bash him, to show how the other side is basically crazy enough to go and write stuff on a school playground." The whole thing was basically an innocuous version of Manson's Helter Skelter scheme—which wasn't a very good plan, either.
Marks is currently free on a $500 bond, with orders from his judge to steer clear of the elementary school. He probably shouldn't be dragging his dog along on future criminal missions, either, though it's unclear whether the judge ruled on that one. For his part, Marks is feeling pretty bad about the whole thing, telling the Courant the stunt was "stupid, stupid, stupid."