The blazer-wearing suspect who tagged along and recorded a friend spray-painting a message denigrating President-elect Donald Trump outside a Chestnut Hill grocery store has been identified as a Philadelphia city attorney.
Assistant City Solicitor Duncan Lloyd was identified as one of the two men who authorities say were involved in spray-painting the derogatory message, “F— Trump,” on the wall of a Fresh Market grocery store on Nov. 25, the Inquirer reported. The incident was caught on a surveillance camera. The other man who can be seen actually scrawling the message has not been identified.
Lloyd holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania — as does President-elect Donald Trump — and is a Temple University law school graduate, according to his LinkedIn profile. He has reportedly turned himself into police to face vandalism charges and is cooperating with authorities.
A law department official confirmed that Lloyd has been connected to the incident and told the Inquirerthat the office does “not condone this type of behavior from our employees.” Lloyd’s online profile stated that he has worked for the city since 2011.
Lloyd was caught on camera in a dapper prep-school style outfit — blue blazer and khaki pants — and holding a glass of red wine. He was seen walking behind another man, whose face was partly covered with a hoodie.
The video shows the other man then scrawling something on the wall, and walking away while Lloyd approaches the scene and points his phone at the wall, as if snapping a photograph or recording a video.
The estimated damage from the graffiti will cost between $3,000 to $10,000 to clean up, according to city police.
City Republican officials pounced on the incident as evidence of the disrespect shown for the president-elect, and demanded Duncan be fired 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,” Philadelphia GOP chairman Joe DeFelice said in a news release.
“Nothing can better represent the hysterical pearl-clutching of the ‘progressive’ elite in response to this earth-shattering election,” he continued, “when residents of Chestnut Hill and similar neighborhoods across the country discovered — gasp — that other people have a voice, too.”