And in the case of Mo. State Rep. Jason Grill the heat just keeps on coming. It’s one thing for somebody to swipe the affable, hunky pol’s license plate sticker – that can and does happen to anyone – his framed publicity photo is another matter. Two have gone missing from the Westport Flea Market’s “Wall of Fame.”
“About a year ago I gave them a photo of me, a headshot and it was stolen,” Grill says. “And I was like, ‘Why would somebody steal that – there are so many pictures on that wall – you know, they have Holly Starr. So I gave them another photo and it was up for a couple months and it was stolen on Friday night.”
This time however the culprits were caught on the Flea’s surveillance camera.
“This blonde girl walks up to it and she takes it off the wall and looks at it and starts laughing and dancing, then she puts it back on the wall,” Grill says. “And her friend walks up and looks at it – I can’t make out who they are although the video is in color – and then the blonde girl takes it again and puts it in her purse.”
Sounds sorta stalker-iffic…
“There was an obvious agenda because she had this enormous white purse and went right over to the photo and took it even though the place was packed,” Grill says. “It’s just so weird – they obviously know who I am. I guess it’s probably sitting on some girl’s mantle or something as a joke.”
Here’s an idea; instead of replacing it, Grill should go with the flow and just put up a rack with autographed 8x10s. Heck, hang it next to the dart board with my photo.