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DPD to close investigation into
vandalism at'A-List'-er's apartment
Two rocks with threatening notes attached — not
one — were found last week near a broken window
outside the Dallas Design District apartment of Taylor
Garrett, a gay Republican cast member from the The
LGBT liaison officer
for the Dallas Po-
said Thursday, Oct.
13 that a porter at
the complex found
the first rock in the
mulch near some
After he looked
up and saw broken
glass on the door
to Garrett's second- Taylor Garrett
floor balcony, the
porter notified the apartment manager. The manager
contacted a Dallas police officer who lives at the
It's unclear when the porter actually found the
rock, Martin said, but records show the officer filed
his report Friday morning, Oct. 7 before placing the
rock in evidence.
Martin said the officer wasn't initially able to con-
tact Garrett, who has said he returned late Thursday,
Oct. 6 from Los Angeles, where he'd been filming for
The A List.
When someone from the complex finally got hold
of Garrett, they went onto the balcony and discov-
ered a second rock with a similar note attached.
They also discovered that the double-pane glass
window was broken only halfway through, Martin
Garrett apparently kept the second rock, posting a
photograph of it on Twitter later Friday along with a
tweet that read, "My place is nice and breezy now
thanks to a liberal." He also posted a photograph of
the broken glass on the door.
But Garrett's name was listed only as a witness,
and not the complainant, on the initial police report.
Which meant it didn't show up in DPD's online
records, helping fuel speculation among gay blog-
gers that Garrett's tweet was a publicity stunt in ad-
vance of the show's Monday premiere.
Since then, Martin said, a detective working the
case has left messages with Garrett, but as of Thurs-
day morning, Oct. 13, he hadn't returned the phone
Garrett did, however, give an interview to The Huff-
ington Post about the incident.
Martin acknowledged there are some notable dis-
crepancies — such as Garrett's tweet about a
"breeze" versus the fact that the window wasn't bro-
ken all the way though. In the end, though, she's will-
ing to give Garrett the benefit of the doubt.
StJt Who the fuck do you think you are? You are not A-List. More
like Z-Iist You are nothing but a nelly twink trying to get
Cii attention by calling yourself a republican. You are nothing
but an embarrassment to the gay community. Watch your '
fucking back you pathetic mother fucking twink.
Garrett tweeted this photo of the rock and note.
"I wouldn't have any reason to think that it didn't
happen the way he's presented it," Martin said.
The incident has been classified as criminal mis-
chief, and not a more serious offense like assault, be-
cause the threat contained in the note wasn't
sufficiently direct, specific or credible, Martin said.
And it isn't a a hate crime because Garrett appears
to have been targeted because of his political affilia-
tion as opposed to his sexual orientation.
Police have no eyewitnesses and no suspects,
Martin said, which means their investigation will al-
most certainly be suspended unless someone
comes forward with more information.
Martin said based on some of the comments to
online stories about the incident, Garrett has his
share of haters. Garrett recently had lunch with Ann
Coulter, who's slated appearance on The A-List: Dal-
las has led to a petition and calls for a boycott of the
"Because there are so many people who don't like
him, I think it would be a shot in the dark trying to fig-
ure out who might have done that," Martin said.
" I don't know who put the rock there. I don't know
who threw the rock," she added. "Who knows how
that rock ended up there and how that glass was
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