Anchorage Mayoral Candidate Open Carries, Catches Sign Vandal [+videos]

On Friday evening, Anchorage mayoral candidate Amy Demboski encountered an apparent vandal preparing to destroy one of her 4×8 campaign signs.

What happened next may surprise you.

The 38 year-old Assemblywoman confronted the would-be perpetrator, despite the fact that he was obviously aggressive, and armed with a box cutter.

[Editor’s note: the first part of the video includes surveillance footage of the vandal. Watch until the end for pictures of the destroyed and defaced signs]

What the video may not show clearly is the reason why the vandal may have thought better of carrying out his plan.

Demboski was exercising her right to open carry. I bet the press didn’t tell you that.

Here’s the evidence, a photo taken by someone who witnessed Demboski talking with the police on site.

Amy Sign and Gun

Anchorage Police are investigating, and have apparently pressed charges.

Listen to why Joe Miller and other conservatives are supporting Amy Demboski for mayor:

UPDATE: There is some confusion as to whether mayoral candidate Amy Demboski actually drew her gun during the confrontation with the apparent sign vandal. During this interview today, Ms. Demboski confirmed that the gun remained holstered, and was never drawn or touched during the encounter.

  • Camotim

    box cutter is a deadly weapon they once were used to murder in over 3,000 people in a single day

    • Mark Travers

      No, get your facts straight. The box cutter was not used to murder 0ver 3000 people.

      • Tim Chambers

        You’re technically right…box cutters were not used to slash and kill directly….although you are also a chicken-shit. Box cutters WERE used to subdue the unarmed American Citizens who blindly relied on our government to protect them from terrorists while flying. Now go suck some more Obama d#ck!

        • Mark Travers

          Tim your 3rd grade logic is embarrassing …. wow. Another crazy person posting on social media.

          • Tim Chambers

            If my 3rd grade logic is embarrassing, your 1st grade logic is laughable.

          • Mark Travers

            Timmy is still trying to get in the last word. What an unstable guy. Keep rambling. Amy lost by a large margin; deal with it clown.

      • scot_belle

        Technically speaking….box cutters WERE used to (1)..INDIVIDUALLY kill people on jet planes, which then enabled the high jacking group(s) to

        • Mark Travers

          Stay on topic. His statement that box-cutters were used to murder people in a single day. No, the planes did that by flying into the buildings. Geez.

          • Don

            Why do you argue semantics? Without the box cutters the terrorists might not have been able to take over the planes. So as a result of terrorists wielding box cutters 3000 people died.

          • Mark Travers

            If you think the argument is about semantics, that speaks volumes of your lack of education. Please re-read the person’s first posting. It was NOT the cutters that killed over 3000 people. Geez.

          • Tim Chambers

            Mark, your lack of education and reasoning skills are shocking. Had it not been for the box cutters employed that day, those planes would have not been converted for use as projectiles. While true, any weapon COULD have been used, in THIS case…it was box-cutters. So by extension, any person with an IQ of 12 or above would reasonably state that the original post was correct.

          • Mark Travers

            Timmy, ok, illustrate how my ‘lack of education’ and reasoning skills are shocking. I’ll put my two degrees (one advanced) against yours any day. Your circular logic speaks volumes about your IQ.

  • gop4ever

    Publicity stunt.

    • Jack

      Yeah, and she coordinate this with the guy who is now getting charged with felonies. NOT.

      • gop4ever

        Honestly I didn’t know a crime was committed. They tear up election signs all the time where I live.

        • michael lawless

          thats because you live in a liberal utopia
          where it is allowed to silence the competition

          • gop4ever

            Hahaha Down here our democrats are more conservative than your republicans.

          • c69101

            Down where you fruitcake? Go jump off a building you fricken kook!

          • michael lawless

            haha thats because todays repulicans are democrats
            and democrats are just plain communist go and vote for jeb that will change things lol

        • henryknox

          I’ve always heard that ignorance isn’t an excuse for breaking the law. Which is unfortunate because the Progressives pass so many laws that we can’t even get a good count on them let alone know when we are committing a crime. Once again smaller gov’t is the best gov’t.

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        • Jim Pelzel

          yaeh and that is called destruction of property you frikn idiot

          • gop4ever

            Whatever-normal behavior in the bible belt

          • Jim Pelzel

            that is violent behavior stupidy behavior nothing normal about it not normal behavior<< it is immature behavior

  • c69101

    What a nitwit! Jack his punk a** straight to jail!

  • sooner4ever

    The man is old enough to know much better. What an assclown.

  • Ron

    What a smug punk. He thinks his contempt for someone else justifies destroying private property. He uppity “I will see you in court” remark reveals his arrogance.
    I hope he does end up seeing her in court and finds himself convicted. What a self righteous smart ass

  • Jim Pelzel

    this dude is an arrogant SOB he actually ran scared, hope his big moth and ignorant actions cost him a pile and some jail time charge with a felony His big mouth will be done with voting

  • Leland Stanford

    Hope the vandal is locked up and the key thrown away.

  • KDC

    So he disagrees with her and hacks up her signs. No regard for the law either. This makes what he does okay. Is this main stream liberalism!

  • Flayer

    If convicted of the felony, his voting record will be suspended. He won’t be able to vote OR cut up signs. Idiot.