Anti-gay stickers found in downtown Attleboro

A anti-gay stickers were found scattered around downtown Attleboro. (Photo courtesy of Attleboro Mayor Paul Heroux)

A anti-gay stickers were found scattered around downtown Attleboro.

“This is not characteristic of Attleboro at all,” Mayor Paul Heroux told NBC 10 News Tuesday.

Heroux said a photo showing the stickers was shared in a popular Attleboro community Facebook group during the weekend.

“The (police) chief contacted me first thing Sunday morning and the police took them down immediately,” Heroux said.

On Park Street, the remnants of one sign are stuck to a traffic control box.

Heroux said he’s worked to show that Attleboro is an inclusive community and flew the pride flag outside city hall in June. He said there is no room for hate in the city.

“It’s a very diverse community. It’s disappointing someone would do this because it doesn’t reflect who we are or our values,” the mayor said.

Jesse Dugas, who was eating in downtown, told NBC 10 he’s disturbed by the stickers.

“Awful. Absolutely terrible,” Dugas said.

The mayor said the person responsible could be charged with vandalism.

Police are investigating and checking nearby surveillance cameras.

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