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Marion Barry’s son wants to follow in his footsteps – but he’s not choosing the right ways to do it. Washington D.C. police say Marion Christopher Barry, who is running for his father’s Ward 8 D.C. Council seat, is a suspect in a bank vandalism in D.C.’s Chinatown earlier this week.

The Washington Post reports:

Marion Christopher Barry, son of the late former D.C. mayor, threatened a teller and destroyed a surveillance camera at a Chinatown bank branch Tuesday, according to police.

Barry, 34, is running for the Ward 8 D.C. Council seat held by his father, Marion Barry Jr., before his death Nov. 23.

Barry did not respond to telephone calls made Tuesday and Wednesday. Frederick D. Cooke Jr., a lawyer who has previously represented both Barrys, said Wednesday that he was not aware of the incident and had not been contacted by Barry or the police about it.

A message left for Barry’s campaign manager, John Rodriguez, was not returned Wednesday.

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