Ray Casso Memorial Plaque in Downtown Clayton Vandalized Again

March 30, 2013 8:00 am · 26 comments


Clayton resident Ray Casso was murdered about four years ago inside the Clayton Post Office, and since then, the plaque on the bench in Downtown Clayton that is dedicated to his memory has been vandalized twice.

The latest vandal cracked and took apart the plaque within the past week, and as you can tell, it’s completely destroyed.

The plaque before this one was stolen on April 8, 2011.

Some people have no heart.

babytruck March 30, 2013 at 8:05 AM

Maybe it’s the friends or family of the perp that killed him.

jewels March 30, 2013 at 8:15 AM

Looks like brass, some lowlife probably tried to steal it to cash in..

LC March 30, 2013 at 8:23 AM

What is wrong with people? So heartless!

Chicken Little March 30, 2013 at 8:25 AM

WTF is wrong with people? Sometimes I’m almost ashamed to be a human.

Anon March 30, 2013 at 8:29 AM

If only they could be caught in the act. How very sad for Ray’s family. I am so sorry.

Darwin March 30, 2013 at 8:54 AM

Clayton is not what it used to be….People suck….

old concord March 30, 2013 at 9:11 AM

Why would you do that? Adult trying to get the smallest of metals to melt. Teen with nothing better to do. If your mad about something take out on the weeds or something. Pull every dam weed in the park like you are mad as heck and not going to take it anymore. Need a camera on everything.=)

Antler March 30, 2013 at 9:33 AM

Might it help to replace the plaque this time with painted lettering “In memory of Ray Casso” (no credits)….or making the plaque out of plastic? Just thinking that, if the previous plaques were made of brass, might this be attempted re-cycle theft?

But upon second glance, the tear or chip configuration pictured above looks as though THIS plaque is plastic, so……. Sad.

john hemm March 30, 2013 at 9:41 AM

Class act.

Unbelievable March 30, 2013 at 9:42 AM

Seriously. What is wrong with people! So inconsiderate. Don’t they think there is family and friends out there that are hurt by this. This is disgusting!

Shulla March 30, 2013 at 9:49 AM

Societal decay..

Ivan the trollible March 30, 2013 at 9:56 AM

Trust me, this was a Clayton teen. You people swear random adults happen through Clayton. Raise your kids better

skippy March 30, 2013 at 10:20 AM

So sad. Looks easy enough to remove with a screwdriver if it was a metal thief. I’m thinking loser teen vandal like the others we’ve read about that destroy the gazebo, etc. Clayton parents have a lot to be proud of.

Kirkwood March 30, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Those who are memorializing this individual need to put some effort and thought into mounting this plaque to be theft and vandal resistant. It CAN be done. The suggestion to route the name into the structure is also a good one.

Anon March 30, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Like that low life who got busted by SRPD, there are a few losers growing up here. In fact I saw one in a red mustang when he burned out in front of the school of all places. Someone should tell him that it is a school for children and showing off ain’t gonna get him anything.

Killjoy March 30, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Instead of mounting a plaque on the bench, how about engraving the bench itself?
Maybe with a router? That way, people couldn’t deface the plaque.
Of course, with the losers around here, they’d probably just deface the bench itself.

dree March 30, 2013 at 11:44 AM

It always goes back to the parents. There are no excuses for this kind of behavior. I hope they can replace it in a way that it’s harder to destroy.

dree March 30, 2013 at 11:51 AM

Maybe the next one can be set in cement in the ground right in front of it. Kids that sit on the bench will tend to pick at something if it’s right in front of them. Maybe that small change will help it from being destroyed again.

Connie Dobbs March 30, 2013 at 12:13 PM

Some people have no screwdriver.

anonanonagain March 30, 2013 at 4:17 PM

I am sickened sometimes by the human race. We should be evolving not de-volving. The lowlife pond scum, yes that is what they are, should be ashamed of their place in this world. Grow up, grow some B@11s and find where you tossed your morals….

Concernicus March 30, 2013 at 6:02 PM

cant stop laughing at the “EGADS group” part.

not a funny story, but…EGADS!

Anonymous March 30, 2013 at 6:43 PM

I wish we had caning for punishment for vandalism like they have in Singapore. We are way too soft on crime.

Dorothy March 30, 2013 at 8:03 PM

Some folks forget that they are human and behave like animals. Except animals are better than some folks.

parent March 30, 2013 at 9:47 PM

So sad. They need to woodburn it into the slats. That is what my son chose to do on the benches for his eagle project instead of a plaque to just come off or worse be destoyed.

Cowellian March 30, 2013 at 10:04 PM

You must be a proud parent. I’ve sat on Eagle Project review boards, and it’s really impressive when the Scout thinks things out like that.

Snakes April 1, 2013 at 9:02 AM

Well, they did say there are alot of snakes in Claycord. Must’ve been done by the lowlife human snakes. Human snakes are the deadliest and the most heartless.

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