Bullying against Romanshorner does not stop
“I won’t be intimidated!”
Again there is trouble for Silvan Mumenthaler. A stranger sprayed the word “whore” on his house in Romanshorn. Four years ago he was bullied for months. He is afraid that the incidents will increase again.
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Silvan Mumenthaler discovered graffiti on his windows.
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The word “whore” was emblazoned on his awning. Next door, in the same font color, it says “LG” almost casually – best regards. “I was horrified,” says Silvan Mumenthaler (54) to Blick. He discovered the graffiti in mid-January when he was about to go outside with his dog.
The IV pensioner immediately turned on the police, who sent a patrol over, confirmed media spokeswoman Claudia Brunner when asked by Blick. But the officials quickly withdrew. “The officer just said that you could wash it off and that’s why a report wasn’t necessary,” says Mumenthaler.
The incident brings back bad memories for the 54-year-old, who has been dependent on a wheelchair or walker since suffering a cerebral hemorrhage. Four years ago, he and his wife were terrorized by a stranger. It started with anonymous emails and got progressively worse. On one occasion, pizzas worth almost 600 francs were delivered to the couple.
The same bully may be behind this
Mumenthaler already had a swastika in his mailbox and the perpetrator didn’t even stop at an arson attack. In all, the Mumenthalers counted almost a hundred incidents. A 23-year-old man from Romanshorn was finally caught after a year and partially confessed. Court, procedural and police costs ran into the thousands. The motives of the bully? Not clear.
Mumenthaler does not rule out that the same perpetrator is up to mischief again. But he also sees a danger in his increasing popularity in the city on Lake Constance. Although Mumenthaler is no longer in the local SVP, he still politicizes and criticizes cheerfully. The former radio and television electrician is currently supporting an SVP politician whom he and other citizens put in the running for the city council. “I just say what I think and I’m not intimidated,” says Mumenthaler.
“The city has a security problem”
However, the IV recipient also suspects young people and young adults in and around Romanshorn. “The city has a security problem,” says Mumenthaler. Nightly groups and graffiti are the order of the day in the city, and “women no longer feel safe at the train station”. In Romanshorn there are people who sneak through the streets and alleys late at night and are looking for unlocked cars or even front doors.
This is exactly why the former bodyguard and former owner of a security company likes to show up in camouflage suits or the uniform of his self-founded neighborhood watch, which attracts a lot of attention. He sees himself as a kind of policeman. He doesn’t hope that the bullying will start all over again, but: “I expected it to happen again.”