Sep 01, 2020

Police in Hays investigate after mayor's vehicles vandalized

Posted Sep 01, 2020 6:10 PM
Shaun Musil, Hays Mayor
Shaun Musil, Hays Mayor

Hays Post

The mayor of Hays woke up early Saturday morning to find his family's three vehicles had been vandalized.

Shaun Musil is unsure if the incident is related to Thursday's contentious city commission meeting where an extension of the city's face mask ordinance was approved 3-2 to continue through Oct. 5.

Musil voted in favor of the extension after a long discussion among the commissioners and hearing from five residents opposed to the ordinance. 

At one point during the meeting, Musil had an audience member escorted from the room during the commission discussion.

"The vehicles had been TP'ed (toilet paper) and red paint sprayed on them," Musil said Tuesday morning. "There were also rolls of toilet paper in the trees which have since fallen to the ground." 

Two of the vehicles were in Musil's driveway. A third was parked on the street. 

The 2 inches of rain that fell late Friday night mostly dissolved the toilet paper and also made it a little easier to get the paint off, he said.

"Just took a little bit of elbow grease and a towel."

The father of three children, Musil said he was most concerned about his young daughter being scared by the situation.

Musil said a neighbor told him he also had some vandalism Friday night.

The incident is under investigation by the Hays Police Department.