Political gadfly Richard Sheridan has emerged as a suspect in the tagging incidents that occurred in Oak Lawn and more graffiti was found.
Resource Center spokesman Rafael McDonnell said they found a “666″ painted on the Youth First building on Harry Hines Boulevard today. The marking has probably been there since the weekend like the others that were found on Sunday at Cathedral of Hope, the Legacy of Love Monument, on two Dallas Voice distribution boxes and in front of the Dallas Morning News, Dallas Observer and D magazine buildings.
McDonnell said the graffiti has already been removed.
Many people in the community, including D magazine, linked Sheridan to the crime because he is well known for his blatant homophobua. In his recent run for DISD board of trustees, Sheriden’s campaign printed a homophobic flier found stuffed in copies of Dallas Voice at several distribution sites.
Police have not confirmed that they have evidence linking Sheridan to the vandalism, but they are investigating the graffiti as a possibly bias-motivated crime.