Apex police charge 18-year-old with vandalizing Trump yard sign with profanity
Apex Police arrested an 18-year-old woman in connection with vandalism of a sign supporting President Trump in an Apex yard.Posted — Updated
Caroline Quinn Gayle was arrested on Thursday morning near Salem Street in Apex.
Police said Gayle spray-painted comments on a Trump sign at Olive Chapel Road and Apex Peakway.
Officer Patrick Maggliocco was on duty driving through the area and noticed signs that didn't have marks on them earlier were spray-painted with profanity police said. He saw Gayle walking away from the area, and when he approached, he smelled paint on her. Hearing rattling in her backpack, he asked to search it.
She said, “You got me. I did it.” according to the officer.
She said the reason for vandalism, according to the officer, was an immense frustration with the political climate.
Although the sign that was vandalized Thursday was at the same location, it's unclear whether it was the same sign.