From The Washington Blade:
For more than two years, one or more vandals have been damaging Blade distribution boxes throughout the city, breaking the windows or the clips on the boxes and removing and in some cases disposing in nearby trash bins stacks of papers, preventing readers from obtaining them.
In other cases, the vandal or vandals have tossed feces into the boxes, forcing the Blade’s distribution company to transport the boxes to a warehouse where they are steam cleaned. Company officials have said
the as-yet-unidentified perpetrator sometimes targets the same boxes with excrement shortly after they are returned to the sidewalks.
“This video footage is a first step at protecting ourselves,” Brown said. “Posting it online and asking our readers to help identify him is the second step,” she said. “We are fed up and moving more aggressively to address the situation.”