Flagler County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Palm Coast man Tuesday evening after witnessing the man spray painting a political sign shortly before 8:30 at the intersection of State Road 100 and Belle Terre Parkway.
Deputies said Detective Brian Finn observed Paskewich, 65, spray paint the word “Asshole” across the political sign belonging to Trey Corbit, a candidate for Flagler County Supervisor of Elections.
Detective Finn said he first noticed Paskewich standing next to a Corbit sign at the intersection of Belle Terre Parkway and East State Road 100 where the same word had been spray painted on the Corbit’s political sign. Finn then followed Paskewich to the intersection of Seminole Woods Parkway and East State Road 100 where he saw the Palm coast man pull out the spray paint and vandalize a second Corbit sign.
Deputies confiscated a can of black gloss spray paint and a firearm with ammunition from Paskewich’s vehicle.
“Nearly every election, regardless of whether it’s state or local, we receive complaints of political signs being vandalized. It is difficult to make an arrest unless a deputy actually sees the vandalism occurring and in this case, that is exactly what happened and an arrest was made,” said Flagler County Sheriff Donald W. Fleming. “We will continue to be vigilant in protecting these signs.”