Police Investigating Shots Fired At Cayetano Campaign Signs

Published On: Mar 17 2012 09:23:44 PM HST
Updated On: Mar 17 2012 09:52:01 PM HST
HONOLULU -

Honolulu police are investigating a shooting at a business near the airport where a mayoral candidate's signs were posted.

Cycle City, on Nimitz Hwy. and Puuloa Rd., posted campaign signs for Ben Cayetano who is running for Honolulu mayor.

"The people shooting these bullets are telling the people of this establishment, 'We don't like what you're doing,'" said Walter Heen, the Cayetano campaign co-chair.

Workers at Cycle City discovered one bullet hole Thursday, then seven more on Saturday.

Cayetano's campaign manager believes the people behind the shooting are trying to intimidate Cayetano's supporters.

"We're nervous," said Daniel Ryan, Cycle City's general manager. "We have people that earn their living here and this is the place we like our customers to come and feel safe to come."

While our KITV4 News crews were there on Saturday, our crew found another bullet hole. This one was at ground level where there were no campaign banners posted.

Cycle City said this was the first time it has posted political banners at its store.

Heen said the former governor is shocked.

"He's distressed, " said Heen. "He's distressed about this kind of activity which has no place in Hawaii politics."

Since posting Cayetano's signs two-and-a-half months ago, Cycle City said it received emails asking why it is making a political stand. But, the emails were never threatening.

"I don't intend the signs going up anytime soon," said Ryan. "I'm not going to give anybody anything to shoot at."

It's unknown if any of the security cameras captured what happened.

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