Someone vandalized the Alaska Democratic Party headquarters over the weekend, breaking the front center window of the Midtown office, according to Anchorage police.
A Democratic Party official, Dave Metheny, said he arrived at the office around 11:45 a.m. Sunday to catch up on work. When he discovered the cracked glass, he called police.
The office is on Fairbanks Street between Fireweed Lane and Northern Lights Boulevard.
The damage spider-webbed from the top of the big glass window to the bottom. The outer pane was broken but not the inner pane. No one got inside the building, according to police.
The window's metal frame was bent and police initially suspected someone hit it with a crowbar or baseball bat.
On Monday afternoon, Anchorage police Lt. Dave Parker, a former detective who now serves as a spokesman, said he found the weapon: an 8.25-pound rock. It fit in the dent on the frame, and was marked by a smudge of aluminum, Parker said.
"I photographed the sucker and seized it as evidence." The rock was too dusty to check for prints, he said.
So was someone trying to send a message to the Democratic Party?
"There was no tea bag attached to this rock," Parker said. Someone was probably just acting stupid, he said.
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