The nation has a new president elect, and not everyone is happy about it. That was clear when someone broke two windows in the storefront next to Noodles where the property owner had hung flags in support of Donald Trump.
The owner, William Bacus, says it happened Wednesday night and his caretaker saw a truck and a car drive off.
“Somebody was discouraged I guess and took a 55 gallon drum from the park, threw it through a window, plus a rock the size of a turkey, so they’ve done probably about $5,000 of damage to let their feelings known I guess, but it didn’t do any good ‘cause all it does is ruin property, you know, damage property.”
Bacus has since replaced and boarded up the two windows.
“I still got my Trump sign and I’m gonna hang it out there and I guess that’s what you do sometimes when you back somebody and you stand behind them. It costs you one way or another ‘cause you’re gonna make somebody upset. But Kodiak’s a small town and I was very shocked that someone would feel that highly about the election that they would have to damage somebody else’s property.”
He says he doesn’t understand that kind of reaction and, if someone is upset, they should come and talk with him.
“This is a very small town and just come by and say, hey, what’s your opinion, what’s your views? And I talk to a lot of people about Trump and Clinton and Obama and it’s educated, it’s knowing what other people think and what America’s thinking about and which way they’re going.”
There’s now a Trump flag in the third window, and Bacus says he has no intention of boarding it up.