FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Kris Motyka is drilling away. Not to build, but protect.
"A pretty sad situation when it comes down to it. In my opinion, I'm all about the protest. They are doing a noble thing for George because it was a homicide, but that's where I feel it should stop with just them protesting and having them heard," Franchisee Kris Motyka of Jimmy John’s said.
Motyka's business is one of a handful damaged over the weekend after peaceful protests erupted in confrontations and vandalism.
Shattered glass still surrounds the business.
It remains boarded up but is open for business.
"We have to think a little outside. There's people that work inside this building. What about them?,"he asked.
Up the street on Wayne, Cottage Flowers also lost two windows.
Owner Jerry Chowe said there's nothing wrong with protesting, but there's no need for violence.
He's thankful for the volunteers who offered to help repair the damage.
"Saturday I looked out and there were a lot of young individuals out here. They had their garbage bags picking up the trash that happened the night before. It was fantastic. It was really refreshing to see young people come down after a disturbance like that and help Fort Wayne pick up the debris left over the night before," Chowe said.