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Photo depicts Maya Caldwell burning Cayetano sign

Photo from Instagram Photo from Instagram
Photo from Instagram Photo from Instagram
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

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.

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.

Maya is scheduled to leave for college in Massachusetts on Friday.

Caldwell says he has apologized to Ben Cayetano, who characterized the incident as a childish mistake.

"We've all done foolish things when we were young, and I'm sure she regrets what she did," Cayetano said.

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