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July 24, 2009

Hatred and Ignorance

I know it's been a long time since I've last written; I apologize for that. I've been ridiculously busy with work and other things.

This morning, at around 5:50 am as I lay sleeping in my van, which was parked in a mostly unused parking lot (because the business it was intended for has closed), someone came right up to the back of my van and started ripping my "MikeMatloff.com" sign right off the back doors. I screamed "Hey!" and got up out of bed as fast as I could, grabbed my glasses, unlocked the cargo door, and scrambled to the front window, where a red work van with the engine running was parked just to the front and right of my own. The red van had the signage Carl Kutcher Insulation and California License Plate 7F89999. The van hesitated for a few moments (long enough for me to get the license plate and signage) and then sped off. I could not get out of my vehicle right away because I secure my van doors during the night.

On my front windshield, stuffed under my right windshield wiper, were the torn remnants of my sign. After I unsecured my door, and stepped out, I found a trail of paper and duct tape leading from the back of my van to the front, where the person or persons who did this must have walked, carrying the torn sign from the back of my van to the front where they could shove it under my wiper blade. Still taped to the back of my van were a few torn pieces of my sign.

The parking lot where my van is parked abuts the Northbound onramp for the I-5 freeway at Alicia Parkway. If anyone saw anything, and I know people had to have seen something, please do me a favor and contact me at (949) 331-8335. I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.

 
 
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