COCHRAN, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - The words "free chicken" were spray-painted on two of Johnny Blash's campaign signs. Blash, who's running for sheriff of Bleckley County, says he learned from friends that this phrase is a negative racial slur. He's shocked it happened to him in Bleckley County.
"I know that there are ignorant people out there. My guess is probably a 16-20 year old juvenile probably having a good time at my expense," says Blash.
Blash says he got a call from a concerned citizen on Wednesday afternoon. The person told him that two of his campaign signs were tagged with a very bold message. He says he's not letting it get him down.
"It has motivated me to move forward, uh to get out and let the community know who I am and what I'm about," says Blash.