Photo depicts Maya Caldwell burning Cayetano sign

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
Aug 23, 2012 8:00 PM

Photo depicts Maya Caldwell burning Cayetano sign - HawaiiNewsNow.com, Jim Caldwell, Redondo Beach

The daughter of Honolulu mayoral candidate Kirk Caldwell has some explaining to do her father.

Hawaii News Now has obtained photos showing two girls setting fire to a Ben Cayetano campaign sign. Caldwell has confirmed that one of the girls in the photo is his 18-year-old daughter, Maya.

Photo depicts Maya Caldwell burning Cayetano sign - HawaiiNewsNow.com, Jim Caldwell, Redondo Beach

One of the photos, which were posted to the social networking application Instagram, shows Maya, using a lighter, and a friend – seen holding a bong – lighting the signs on fire. The other photo, in which a girl appears to throw a Cayetano campaign sign but Maya Caldwell is not actually seen, is captioned “bestest frwens a gurl cud have” [sic] by the Instagram user @mayacaldwell.

The photos have since been removed from Instagram.

When asked for his response to the incident, Kirk Caldwell expressed his disappointment in Maya and said that he planned on having a serious “father-daughter” talk with her Thursday night.

Read more and see the video at HawaiiNewsNow.com…

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When questioned about the incidence, former Gov. Cayetano handled the situation with some common sensibility and political class,  kids will be kids and use it as a life’s learning lesson.  What a classy response.  Way to go Ben.
Jim Caldwell
Redondo Beach

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Jim Caldwell has over 26 years of experience in the public safety sector in occupations ranging from professional ski patrol, and ocean lifeguard to firefighter. Jim has worked for the Redondo Beach Fire Department for the last 22 years holding successively higher positions of responsibility. For the last six years, Jim has held the rank of Engineer with responsibility for driving and operating the Department’s Engines and Tillered Aerial Ladder Truck. Throughout his career, he has shown a dedication not only to public safety but also community service.
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