Press Esc to close
Thursday 30 October 2014
News updated at 5:13 PM IST
Weather
Max: 0°C
Min : 0°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

Millionaire's billboard seeking girlfriend destroyed in US

San Diego, Dec 12, 2012, (IANS/EFE) :

Millionaire Marc Paskin had a setback in his search for a Hispanic girlfriend when unknown persons destroyed the billboard he had rented in San Diego's Barrio Logan, a largely Latino neighbourhood.

The advertisement, put up Friday by the California real estate mogul, was vandalized the same day and completely destroyed over the weekend.

The damage was apparently due to the ill feeling caused within the Latino community by the conspicuous ad placed by the businessman, who appeared on the ABC television program "Secret Millionaire".


Paskin, 63, paid close to $4,000 for the billboard, which read "All I want for Christmas is a Latina Girlfriend" and included an e-mail address so that anyone interested could get in touch with him.

On Friday some unknown persons ripped off the part of the ad showing the e-mail address, and over the weekend the ad was completely destroyed, leaving only the blank billboard.

The millionaire had previously made news for having handed out $125,000 in $10 bills in a Detroit neighbourhood and for having paid a year's rent for a woman who lost her family in a violent crime.

Paskin has not announced whether he will replace the billboard, but in a statement to the media said that before the damage was done he received thousands of e-mails in response.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Devotees offer prayers during Chhath festival celebrations at Galta Kund in Jaipur...

Devotees offer prayers during Chhath festival celebrations at Galta Kund in Jaipur...

Dipika Pallikal in action against Japan's Misaki Kobayashi in finals of JSW-PSA...

Dipika Pallikal in action against Japan's Misaki Kobayashi in finals of JSW-PSA...

Delhi Dynamos FC (orange) and North East United FC (white) players in action during...

Delhi Dynamos FC (orange) and North East United FC (white) players in action during...

President Pranab Mukherjee during the conference of directors of National Institutes...

President Pranab Mukherjee during the conference of directors of National Institutes...

Army personnel take position during a search operation of Lashkar-e-Taiba hideouts...

Army personnel take position during a search operation of Lashkar-e-Taiba hideouts...

Workers build the stage at the Wankhede stadium for the swearing in ceremony...

Workers build the stage at the Wankhede stadium for the swearing in ceremony...

Sri Lankan team during practice session before the match against India A...

Sri Lankan team during practice session before the match against India A...

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan with filmmaker Farah Khan, actors Boman Irani...

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan with filmmaker Farah Khan, actors Boman Irani...

Vehicles ply at Rajpath as fog covers it in New Delhi...

Vehicles ply at Rajpath as fog covers it in New Delhi...

A camel herder stands beside resting camels at the annual cattle fair in Pushkar...

A camel herder stands beside resting camels at the annual cattle fair in Pushkar...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523