Residents of a California town said they felt threatened after mysterious blue dots appeared in front of houses showing signs of support for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
Police said they are investigating after a series of dots were sprayed on the streets in front of houses in Roseville where people live who support the Democratic Presidential ticket just days before the election.
“This is pretty scary,” Adam Quilici, who lives in Roseville, told KCRA. “I feel a little targeted and intimidated. It just doesn’t seem right.”
Quilici described how one of his neighbors told him about the blue dots on Sunday morning.
“She said, ‘Hey, you might want to check outside your house,'” Quilici said.
“The houses that were targeted have Biden Harris signs in front of them – each one. There are no blue dots anywhere where those signs are not there.”
Quilici said he called the police about the blue dots, who received several calls from other concerned residents about these dots.
“They followed up with a phone call saying, ‘Yes, we believe everything you say is true,'” he said. “They wanted to make sure it wasn’t a water pipe or utility company. They said, ‘No, it definitely is not.'”
It is assumed that the dots were painted sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning.
None of the signs supporting Biden and Harris were removed from outside the houses.
“This is not just a smashed pumpkin on Halloween,” Quilici said. “It’s like a message, and I don’t really agree with that.”
Another neighbor who didn’t want to be named said to CBS 13: “At first I was scared and extremely upset, and then I just got angry, and now I’m just angry, and that just makes me more determined to keep my signs up.
The dots have now been removed. The Roseville police department has been contacted for further comments.
The state of California is considered one of the states that Biden is expected to comfortably win in the election.
According to the latest survey by Survey Monkey, which is based on a 28-day moving average, Biden currently leads President Donald Trump with 62 to 36 percent.
Researcher David Binder notes that Biden could beat Trump by up to five million votes in the popular vote.
In 2016, Hillary Clinton won the state with a 30-point lead over Trump. California has not elected a Republican president since George Bush Sr. in 1988.