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State senator's car vandalized; he blames political rivals

By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun

11:31 AM EST, December 11, 2012

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State Sen. Bill Ferguson's car was vandalized overnight, and he said he suspects political enemies are to blame.

Ferguson, a first-term Democratic senator representing south and southeast Baltimore, posted a picture on his Facebook page this morning, showing his car badly damaged from what he called "acid."

"Heard I had an opponent next election. Pretty clear its going to be same type of election as last time," Ferguson wrote on his Facebook page. "Last time this happened it was 2 weeks before election day. Not a fun way to start the day, and this time they used acid to destroy my car."

Ferguson said that in 2010, someone dumped food and horse manure on his car. This time, there was also manure on the hood of the car. 

Ferguson lives in Canton, and said the incident has rattled his family. He said he filed a police report, and supporters on his Facebook page urged him to install a security camera system. 

"The car, it's just stuff, but it really scared my wife, the notion that someone was standing on our property," Ferguson said in an interview. Regarding installing a security system, he said: "I never wanted to think I would have to do this, but I've got to take precautions to make sure our family is safe."

jfenton@baltsun.com