Serial St. Charles Veterinary Hospital Signs Vandal Who Posts Sexually Explicit Messages

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ST. CHARLES, Mo. – The First Capitol Animal Hospital in St. Charles is offering a $500 reward for a woman who changes messages on the sign outside the clinic. She repeatedly turned the funny phrases on the sign into something “sexually explicit.” The sign has become a neighborhood favorite with puns like the current, “We like big pooches and we can’t lie.”

“Yeah, that’s a good one,” said Jessica Peluso, who was picking up lunch near the animal hospital.

“We wanted (the posts) to be comedic just to give people a chuckle on their way ‘to’ and ‘from’ work,” said Dr. Tim Sullivan, the veterinarian who owns and operates the animal hospital. .

Twice in the past few months, including last week, a woman has rearranged the letters into a sexually explicit message for all passers-by to see.

A post on the veterinary hospital’s Facebook page features surveillance photos of the woman caught in the act and offers a $500 reward for identifying her.

“It makes me cringe because we are in a neighborhood. There are children, houses 50 feet on either side of us. We are right across from a beautiful church,” Dr. Sullivan said.

“Yeah, I wish that would stop for sure,” said Sarah Wood, a member of the church across the street. “It’s Saint-Charles. It is a loving community. We do not support this.

“You don’t need to change my sign to lewd messages in the middle of the night. It’s really a pity. It’s just not funny,” Dr. Sullivan said.

St. Charles police have increased patrols near the hospital and are considering a possible trespassing citation.

Benjamin M. Yerger