Police are investigating an assistant city attorney in connection with anti-Donald Trump graffiti spray-painted on the side of an upscale grocery store in Philadelphia.
Duncan Lloyd is one of two men seen in security-camera video of the incident. Police say the vandalism happened shortly after midnight on Friday, Nov. 25, outside the Fresh Market.
The video, released Tuesday by police, shows Lloyd strolling along the sidewalk while holding a glass of wine. He then uses his cell phone to take a photo or video while the other man spray paints “F–k Trump” on the front wall of the building.
Lloyd has contacted police and is cooperating with the investigation, according to First Deputy City Solicitor Craig Straw.
“We do not condone this type of behavior from our employees,” Straw said in a statement. “We will decide on a course of action once we obtain more information about the investigation.”
In the surveillance video, Lloyd is wearing a blue blazer, tan pants, blue scarf and black shoes.
Joe DeFelice, the chairman of the city’s Republican Party, issued a statement demanding Lloyd’s employment be terminated immediately:
If the image of an upper-middle class city attorney clad in a blazer and sipping wine while vandalizing an upscale grocery store with an anti-Trump message strikes you as perhaps the most bourgeois sight imaginable, that’s because it is. Nothing can better represent the hysterical pearl-clutching of the ‘progressive’ elite in response to this earth-shattering election, when residents of Chestnut Hill and similar neighborhoods across the country discovered – gasp – that other people have a voice too. The assistant city solicitor in question had ostensibly taken the law into his own hands, since a democratic election didn’t yield his preferred outcome.
For somebody with extensive legal training to feel entitled to vandalize a newly opened super-market strikes us at the Philadelphia Republican Party as an astonishing feat of idiocy. Did the extra glass of Shiraz give him some sort of delusional confidence that there are no cameras on Germantown Ave? The taxpayers should be entrusting exactly none of our faith into this man. He should be fired from our city’s law department immediately.
Police said Wednesday morning the investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made. The other man in the video has not been publicly identified.
Damage to the stone facade of the building is estimated at between $3,000 and $10,000.
Lloyd has worked for the city’s law department since 2011. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania – as does President-elect Trump – and is a Temple University law school graduate, according to his LinkedIn profile.