Skip to comments.Florida Republican, 71, Arrested For Penny Attack On Democratic Party Office
Posted on 10/22/2012 10:22:31 AM PDT by To-Whose-Benefit?
A Florida man is facing a misdemeanor charge after he went to a Democratic Party headquarters and threw a penny at workers there, claiming that the change was "all he has left after being taxed by Obama," cops report.
The protest Friday evening ended with the arrest of Gary Root, a 71-year-old Naples man (and registered Republican). Root, seen in the adjacent mug shot, was charged with trespassing at the Collier County office where he offered his impromptu donation.
According to a Collier County Sheriff's Office report, Root explained to deputies that he "tossed in a penny as a contribution as that's all he has left after being taxed by Obama."
Root, who bonded out of jail yesterday after posting $1000 bond, had received a trespass warning in mid-May following an incident at the same Naples club. Two Democratic workers there described Root as an "ongoing problem."
The campaign police blotter also includes the bust of a man, 63, who allegedly went on an anti-Obama graffiti spree in New York's tony East Hampton, and the defacement ("Muslim Lier") of a large banner at the Des Moines headquarters of the president's reelection effort.
Wouldn’t that be freedom of speech? Oh, I forgot. Only democrats have the freedom to say anything they want.
I hope this guy gets a constitutionalist judge.
Meanwhile, the Occupy rabble run free.
Aside all the BS.
So this man is arrested for going into a public office? That is what a campaign office is. It is a office open to the public.
I'd gladly contribute to his defense fund if he needed it.
Did they keep the penny?
He should have respected his no trespass order he received in May.
“...had received a trespass warning...”
This guy’s freedom of speech had been curtailed by past behavior. He was in violation, and got caught.
Apparently, peaceful protest isn’t his strong suit.
I see you formulated your opinion without reading the police report.
He was trasspassing. He had been warned to stay away. Why anyone would want to go near a bunch of Democrats is beyond me. I would prefer associating with lepers.
Only democrats have the freedom to say anything they want.
Only the communist dems have that freedom and we have to change that whatever way it takes.
“According to a Collier County Sheriff’s Office report, Root explained to deputies that he “tossed in a penny as a contribution as that’s all he has left after being taxed by Obama.””
“Root, who bonded out of jail yesterday after posting $1000 bond, had received a trespass warning in mid-May following an incident at the same Naples club. Two Democratic workers there described Root as an “ongoing problem.””
Not only has Obama taken Roots last penny through all the Income Tax increases that Obama has passed over the last four years, but he also took his last $1000.00.
Drunken idiots with no respect for law? I'd say he shouldn't be, but you really got me.
You know that they did.
Accordign to the article he got a do not trespass order in May for some other shannanigans. While what he did is funny he got arrested for violating his trespass order.
Hmmmm, they don’t want rifraffs?
But Occupiers a-OK?
You really think the other side has any respect for the law?
I do not know all the ins and outs of trespass laws, but the office is public - how did he trespass?
See it was ‘penny ATTACK’.
More proof that Republicans are violent!
The Obama office is private property. This guy was previously warned to stay away. He didn't heed the trespass warning. Hence he has to face the consequences.
Pointing out that "well occupiers get away with it" does not change the reality of the situation.
Gimme a break. Is that what passes for justification? “The other side has no respect for the law, so I can be an ass.”
This old guy is lucky. Think of what coulda happened had he made a 15 minute muzzie movie trailer and put it on You Tube.
He was just trying to play pin the penny on the Mao poster.
Did he hit anyone with the penny? Or did he just pitch it and it bounced off the floor. I don’t want to read the entire article. The headline tells me all I need to know. Someone pissed off a liberal.
If a democrat did this at a republican office he would be hailed as a hero. Even if he through a larger coin....such as a quarter.
What a truckload of horsecrap. If a Dem did it, you probably would be standing at the head of the outrage brigade.
Yes and amen. You are a man of principle.
He was banned by the owner of the establishment.
Then he should have stayed away.
Yeah, that’s right. Your name fits.
And you never read the police report. Sucks to be you.
He threw in the pitchin’ zinc.
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