Vandals spray paint man's property in Fillmore County – including his horse

The Fillmore County Sheriff's Office is investigating.
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A resident in Fillmore County has reported vandalism to his property that includes one of his horses being spray painted.

The Fillmore County Sheriff's Office received the report in the early hours of Thursday morning at the home in the 14000 block of 171st Avenue, York Township.

The homeowner was alerted by a driveway sensor a few hours earlier, and though he didn't find anyone when looking around, he did find signs of vandalism.

As the sheriff's office tells it: "He found vulgar, disparaging remarks spray painted on his building, a horse trailer, and also on a horse located on his property."

The graffiti included disparaging messages against veterans as well as unsavory remarks made about women.

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The homeowner is himself an Air Force veteran, and also had the U.S. flag stolen from his front yard.

His horse suffered a minor injury, though it's not clear whether it was self-inflicted or caused by the vandal(s).

Anyone with information should call 507-765-3874.

Coincidentally, Fillmore County was the scene of a fatal collision on Friday in which a motorcyclist and horse were killed.

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