6:39 AM, Saturday, January 25th, 2014
At dawn, I was on my way to the Morena/Linda Vista Trolley Station to catch a ride to class, when I hear the screeching of tires and a honking car. I look across the intersection to see a white pick-up truck has driven, illegally, across the bike path and median separator, and parked with one wheel on the sidewalk. The honking car was following it through the intersection, and had to break hard, because, as the truck slowed, they nearly collided.
The driver parks, then exits his truck, walks over to a telephone poll, and tears off an 8' X 4' David Alvarez for Mayor sign. When I realized what he was doing, I pulled out my cell phone, as quickly as I could, to video record. Then the driver stashed the sign in the bed of his truck, jumped in, and drove away, back over the median, off the bike lane, and East, onto Friars Rd. As he drove away, I saw him pull into the second parking lot at the Mission Valley YMCA, so I followed him hoping to get better pictures of his license plate.
When I confronted the driver, he was reluctant to talk to me, as you can see from the video. He had multiple 8' X 4' Alvarez for Mayor signs in the bed of this truck, along with a few Alvarez yard signs. He was a member of the Mission Valley YMCA and was obviously unhappy to see me. The license plate number of his late-model, white, Ford F150, Truck is 69567L1. The unmarked truck looked like a City fleet vehicle, or a contractor's truck. I wish I could run the plates, and find out who this creep works for?
The driver wouldn't give me his name, but he immediately started dialing his cell phone, and a SECOND white F150 truck pulled up and parked a few spaces away, and THAT driver started filming ME! Who are these guys? They are traveling around before dawn, in groups, stealing David Alvarez for Mayor signs?
They were obviously coordinated, and they were both middle aged, white men, with time to go sign hunting before dawn on a Saturday. They were willing to steal signs right in front of the Northern Area Police District HQ, across from a San Diego Police Station! This is creepy. Kevin Faulconer must be desperate.
I later called the Police to report the crime, and they told me that only DAVID ALVAREZ himself could press charges, since he was the actual victim of the crime. This is a sick twist in the law. Kevin Faulconer can hire these thugs to steal Alvarez signs all night long and no one can do anything about it!
Please, help me make this video viral in San Diego. If you know someone who can run the plate number, or who can identify the man (he's a member of the Mission Valley YMCA) report it to the David Alvarez for Mayor campaign office, so he can press charges. I'm willing to be a witness and testify in court.
Who does this? Faulkner already has the money of the business developers, and he will stoop to this level to beat young David Alvarez? If this is the kind of "leadership" that Kevin Faulkner will bring to the Mayor's Office, then we are doomed. When the privileged, rich, business Republican is so insecure that the gets his friends to steal his opponents signs, in the dead of night, then you know he has deeper issues, dirty issues.