Political vandals have once again struck campaign signs belonging to longtime Nassau
The ongoing attacks on her campaign for re-election now has the attention of the Nassau County Police, who are looking for those responsible.
Jacobs, D-Woodbury, referred to the vandalism in the Plainview area as “costly craziness.”
"Signs which are costly and labor intensive to place have been disappearing and defaced while Republican signs have been left intact," said Jacobs, an eight term lawmaker with 14 years of service in the Legislature.
Four signs, three on Woodbury Road and one on Manetto Hill Road have been stolen. Four others have been methodically destroyed by cutting the name out of the sign.
“It is totally unbelievable," she said. "Just drive in the area and you will note that the signs for Republican candidates are untouched.”
Jacobs said each sign costs about $200. Jacobs follows up with gifts to residents who allow her to place the signs and costs associated with those who actually hang the signs. She estimated the total loss to be about $1,200 to $1,400.
“Everyone should be outraged by this show of immaturity and cruelty. This is America and both sides in a campaign should respect each other.
Jacobs has filed a complaint with the Nassau County Police Department. That complaint appears on the second precinct's police blotter and is under investigation, police indicated.
Numerous signs belonging to Legislature candidate have been similarly vandalized.
Jacobs' Republican opponent, , issued a statement last night, saying he regretted the attack on his opponent:
"I am sorry to hear about Mrs. Jacob's signs," Milano, an emergency room doctor, said in the statement to Patch. "I hope she gets justice."
Pearson's opponent, long-time Legislator R-Farmingdale, condemned the vandalism at a recent Plainview debate, saying anyone who committed such acts would be fired from his campaign.