Police say vandals have hit a fur shop owned by Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie.
The Des Moines Register reports a passerby on Sunday morning noticed the damage at Cownie Furs, west of the city's downtown.
Police say someone spray-painted the word "murder" on the side of the building, and three windows and three glass doors were broken.
Damage was estimated at $2,700.
There have been no arrests in the incident.