He had placed a banner outside of his business which was torn down and stolen 10 days later. The night after the sign went up, Oct. 11, someone egged and rolled his home with toilet paper and tore down a lawn sign there.
“I am surprised by the level of disdain,” Amin said, admitting the county will most likely go Republican. But he was concerned “that they’re worried about a sign.”
The large sign, a 12-foot by 4-foot banner, was placed on the exterior of the local Democratic Party headquarters, 133 North Hill St., a building he owns. It had a picture of Obama with the words “Re-elect President Barack Obama Vote Tues., Nov. 6th, 2012.”
Amin filed police reports with the Sheriff’s Office for the incident at his home on Oct. 11, and with the city for the Oct. 21, theft of sign on his building. Both are listed as criminal trespass cases.
Amin has lived at his residence for 18 years and has been an active member of the local business community, serving on the Griffin Spalding Development Authority and other local boards.
The incident at his home occurred between midnight and 4:30 a.m., on Oct. 11. The sprinkler system goes off at 4:30 a.m., he said and took down some of the toilet paper. He said eggs were found in and on his mailbox.
The theft of the sign from the building occurred between 10 p.m., Oct. 20, and 5 p.m., Oct. 21. The sign cost Amin $225.
Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to contact local law enforcement.