Local security company tries to help deter vandalism, gets death threats

Rogue Camera Guys is giving the Jackson County Republican Office free security cameras.

Posted: Aug 19, 2019 6:37 PM

MEDFORD, Ore-- The Jackson County Republican Office has been damaged twice in 6 weeks. A local security company wants to help deter anymore from happening.

The first time it was the office's two windows and the second time it was the two windows plus the door. "I just want to help. I've seen a business impacted twice now." said David Stepp. He is the owner of Rogue Camera Guys. Last week he went inside the Republican Office, offering three security cameras. "My business is offering to put in a security camera system. No charge at all."

He tells NewsWatch 12 he saw an opportunity to help the community. "To help deter this won't happen again." said Stepp.

Now he's receiving death threats and backlash for doing it. "I've received several messages and e-mails and calls of hate. Anywhere from death threats to violence against me or to my business." said Stepp. Other businesses have also reached out to him. "We've had a few people step forward and say they aren't going to do business with us."

Stepp tells me what he's doing has nothing to do with politics. "We tried to explain to them that this isn't about agenda, this is about a building that is being broken into constantly or property damage. We just want to help deter so it doesn't happen again." said Stepp.

The three cameras he is installing will cost him $3,000. The Republican Office already has to pay more than $5,000 dollars for both damages. Stepp says he wouldn't feel right charging them $3,000 on top of that. 

"It doesn't matter if you are from the left or the right we are all one. That's what I try to focus on the most." said Stepp. 

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