Dunedin City Commissioner David Carson's home was vandalized over the weekend, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.
Carson told deputies that sometime Saturday night or early Sunday morning, someone came to his home in the Stirling Heights subdivision and stuck plastic utensils in the ground in his yard, squirted mustard on his garage door and truck and left silly string in the driveway and on his mailbox.
"It wasn't just a drive by," Carson said, noting his house in the back of the subdivision was the only one vandalized. "They were motivated."
Carson, who has served in the commission's Seat 3 since 2009 and is up for re-election next month, said he had no idea who might have targeted him or why. He has "no axes to grind," Carson said.
Deputies filed a criminal mischief report after Carson contacted them Monday, according to sheriff's office spokesperson Cecilia Barreda.
Carson and his wife cleaned up most of the mess themselves after they discovered it Sunday morning before heading out on a trip to Jacksonville. It was only after that they decided to get the vandalism on record, out of concern for their safety.
"I'm fearful that it escalates," Carson said.