Apopka commissioner's yard vandalized with campaign signs



APOPKA, Fla. - Victory celebrations for the new mayor of Apopka hit home for one city official.

Commissioner Billie Dean said dozens of campaign signs for John Land, who lost the race, were dumped in his yard, Tuesday night.

Channel 9's Mario Boone spoke with the commissioner's wife about the incident, and she believes it’s some sort of threat.

Isadora Dean said her family is terrified by what happened.

Someone allegedly brought more than a dozen John Land campaign signs and stuck them all over Dean’s yard.

The Dean’s noticed the signs when they woke up Wednesday morning.

Joe Kilsheimer, the man who defeated Land, had a victory party in the same neighborhood.

The Dean family believes someone from that party committed the vandalism, in what they feel is payback for not supporting Kilsheimer.

It’s the latest in a string of political tricks played out during the contentious election.

"Just the thought of someone coming on my property in the middle of the night targeting my home is a violation to me,” Isodora Dean said.

The Dean family said they feel threatened and afraid by what happened.

Apopka police have not gotten involved in the case.