'Stop Trump' spray-painted on road in University Heights

Posted at 5:39 PM, May 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-04 22:09:46-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A mysterious sign, appearing overnight this past weekend in University Heights.

And people are taking to social media to share the political message behind it.

Coffee shop regular, G Case, likes to talk politics with his friends.

"There's a lot that's going on nationally but people don't know how to respond to it. They haven't had anything like Trump before," he said.

It's his daily routine, on the corner of Park and Madison.

Today's topic of discussion: "Stop Trump," he said. Case is referring to Trump's name that was spray painted on the road near a "stop" sign, just feet away from 'his' hangout spot.

"There were still people who were taking pictures of it," said Case.

Those pictures, spreading through social media. Some people calling it "street art." Case said he thought it was creative.

"They patterned it after the stencil that was original."

He also said it was a clever way of expression.

"How often do you see anything political in San Diego?" Case said. "Whether or not you need to deface public property to do that is another question."

The City of San Diego said, no matter the message, it is vandalism.

Crews covered the white paint Thursday morning after someone reported it.

"They put the roller in the tar, they went over the white," said Case, who watched as they did it. 

The City encourages people to report graffiti and other forms of vandalism.