MARCO ISLAND, Fla. – A private investigator is standing guard at the vacation home of the Minnesota dentist accused of killing Cecil the lion.
On Wednesday, the private investigator posted no trespassing signs at the home to keep people off the property.
Local Boy Scouts stopped by the house, trying to clean up the mess vandals left behind. They tried to get rid of the stains left behind from pigs feet dumped on the driveway by pouring bleach on it. They also came prepared to paint over the words “lion killer” that were spray painted on the garage.
Even though their acts of kindness were appreciated, they were turned away by the private investigator and police.
“Well the vandalism I think is ridiculous. It’s just corny, why someone would do that? I mean I don’t know exactly what it proves of when someone vandalizing for no reason,” said Bob Sesock who is visiting Marco Island from Cleveland. He and his wife saw the vandalism on the news and wanted to come check it out.
“It’s unheard of around here,” said island resident Roe Tamagni.
The vandals also left animal crackers in cups on the property.
The dentist’s home has turned into somewhat of a tourist attraction since the vandalism appeared Tuesday morning.
“Yup, galking exactly,” said Diane Tamagni. “We’ve been hearing about it, it’s like sensationalism.”
Police are still investigating the incident. They’re trying to figure out who did it and when. But one thing is clear to many, that person went too far.
“I understand the frustration, but I think that’s just as frustrating,” said Sesock.
“Live and let live, let this man, leave him alone. It will all die down,” said Tamagni.