Help Missoula Small Business Catch “Sign Breaking Jerk”
After having his sign destroyed multiple times, Bob Jaffe, owner of Missoula’s Cedar Mountain Software, is asking the public to help identify the man that destroyed his $1,500 sign.
“Over the last year or so, it’s been destroyed… I think this is the fifth time now,” Jaffe said. “We always piece it back together, glue the pieces together and put it back up, this time though, I put a surveillance camera out on it, just to see if we could catch the jerk that’s doing this. It’s been out for about a month and, sure enough, someone came and completely wrecked it.”
Cedar Mountain Software is located at the corner of Alder and Orange Street, Jaffe says the video was taken at about 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 20.
“You can see them walking up, he and another guy, walking up out of the tunnel. It’s about the time Kettlehouse stops serving so I guess they’re coming up from there on their way to the bars. I’d say he’s 5’6, 5’8 maybe. He’s white and has a beard. I’d put him at about 30 years old. He has a cigarette in his hand and is wearing a winter cap and a sweatshirt.”
Jaffe said he wants anyone who can identify the perpetrator to please call the police and Cedar Mountain Software.
“We’d like to prosecute,” Jaffe said.