|ECO-TERRORISM IS ALIVE ON THE COAST!!|
There's no question that there are plenty of No Growth people living here and that's their right. They are also free to protest and complain and appeal and whatever they want within the boundaries of the law.
But then there are some who take things to a whole new level where they are breaking the law.
A few months ago, I listed a vacant piece of land for sale on the corner of Filbert and Railroad (west side). This property is also next to the Railroad Ave Open Space Trail. I knew from the beginning that this parcel would be controversial because of its location so I took extreme precautions to make sure my sign stayed up.
Instead of using those flimsy real estate sign, I got a 6x6 post and dug a hole 3 feet deep to secure it. The for sale sign was screwed with washers to the post.
It only took 2 weeks for someone to knock the sign down. Not going to be deterred, I filed a police report and then got a bag of concrete and poured it into a deeper hole to secure it. I felt this would do the trick. After all, I poured 60 pounds of concrete into the hole. I also drove past the lot every week or so to make sure it was still there.
But I underestimated the depths to which the eco-terrorists on the Coast will sink. Today, my client called me and said the sign was knocked down. I went out and checked it to find that it was laying on the ground intact. Someone must have pulled a truck up to it with some sort of hoist and pulled it neatly out of the ground. It is too heavy for an individual to lift.
I took pictures and filed my second Police Report today. I also plan on taking much more aggressive steps to help my client sell his property.
I know I've made a lot of new friends here on TA with people like NP, OSM, Imoan and the new Alfred E Neuman. Obviously some of their cohorts think its ok to vandalize private property. I don't know why I should be surprised. This is let's not forget the home of the HMB Torch who burnt down the Beach House a few years ago.
Its only a lousy for sale sign but it speaks volumes to how low some groups will go to trample people's rights. What do you think?