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Boy Zapped Trying To Swap Political Yard Signs
WILM ^ | October 31, 2008

Posted on 10/31/2008 4:16:49 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776

As the boy attempts to make the switch, he's zapped by electricity and runs away. A boy from North Carolina was caught on tape trying to swap signs from John McCain to Barack Obama.

The video posted on YouTube.com shows a 9-year-old boy creeping up to a McCain/Palin yard sign outside of a home with an Obama sign.

As the boy attempts to make the switch, he's zapped by electricity and runs away.

Shawn Turschak of Chapel Hill, says he was tired of people swapping out his sign, so the home owner with a degree in electrical engineering hooked up the sign to an electric pet fence.

The boy's father, upset about the shock later showed up at Turschak's door, along with a sheriff's deputy.

No charges have been filed.

(Excerpt) Read more at wilm.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: freepun; ratcrime; zotted
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Wonder if his name was Dennis the Menace.
1 posted on 10/31/2008 4:16:49 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776

ZOT!!!


2 posted on 10/31/2008 4:17:45 PM PDT by Kukai
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To: AmericanMade1776

Political sign stealer.

3 posted on 10/31/2008 4:18:40 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( Our Mamma beats your Obama)
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To: Kukai

Kukai
Since Oct 16, 2008

What do you mean by Zot? Do you know?


4 posted on 10/31/2008 4:19:28 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( Our Mamma beats your Obama)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Okay, anyone want to start a pool on how soon Shawn Turschak of Chapel Hill has his tax filings and such examined?


5 posted on 10/31/2008 4:19:59 PM PDT by Stosh
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To: AmericanMade1776
The boy's father, upset about the shock later showed up at Turschak's door, along with a sheriff's deputy.

For what?

6 posted on 10/31/2008 4:20:03 PM PDT by johniegrad
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The boy’s “father” should be more concerned he’s raising a thief and a thug. Perhaps the acorn (or is it ACORN?) doesn’t fall far from the tree.


7 posted on 10/31/2008 4:20:40 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (Yes on California Proposition 8; thwart the radical homosexual movement)
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To: AmericanMade1776

No more mortgage payments or paying for gas in your car - the GOVERNMENT will pay for it!

This is the mindset of the typical Obama supporter.

See video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=381gFG4Crr8


8 posted on 10/31/2008 4:21:09 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Kukai

who wants to bet the father told the boy to go steal the sign


9 posted on 10/31/2008 4:21:13 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: AmericanMade1776

I love the video. I watched it like 8 times in a row this morning. Was raving about it to my wife tonight. That guy is a STUD. Not only does he wire up his sign. Not only does he actually ZOT a violator, not only does he get it on video...but it becomes a national story. If I were that guy I’d be walking on air.


10 posted on 10/31/2008 4:21:18 PM PDT by Huck (Teddy Roosevelt vs. Che Guevera)
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To: AmericanMade1776
What do you mean by Zot? Do you know?

I think he was just referring to the kid getting a shock.

11 posted on 10/31/2008 4:21:22 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: AmericanMade1776

Typo. Must have meant “ZAP!”


12 posted on 10/31/2008 4:21:41 PM PDT by GBA
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To: AmericanMade1776

This is somewhat shocking, funny, and yet sad at the same time.
A resident of Chapel Hill, N.C., was very upset that someone kept stealing his McCain-Palin campaign signs from his yard.
So, Shawn Turschak decided to do something about it! And, being an electrical engineer really helped.
Earlier this week, Turschak decided to hook up a third sign to a power source belonging to an electric pet fence. He also hooked up a surveillance camera to catch the thief.
And, to everyone’s surprise, this time around it was a 9 year-old boy, with an Obama-Biden sign in his hand, that grabbed the McCain sign and got a jolt of electricity.
The child’s father is upset that his son got shocked, so he showed up at Turschak’s door along with an Orange County Sheriff.
As for the boy’s dad, he says his kid just wanted to see how the sign was put together.
Riiiiiight.
Turschak says the boy intended to swap out the signs.
But, in Turschak’s defense, he did put up signs warning of electrical shocks.
No charges are said to be filed and Turschak did remove the electric shockers.
The following day, though, his camera caught another person stealing another McCain-Palin sign off his property!
This is somewhat shocking, funny, and yet sad at the same time.
A resident of Chapel Hill, N.C., was very upset that someone kept stealing his McCain-Palin campaign signs from his yard.
So, Shawn Turschak decided to do something about it! And, being an electrical engineer really helped.
Earlier this week, Turschak decided to hook up a third sign to a power source belonging to an electric pet fence. He also hooked up a surveillance camera to catch the thief.
And, to everyone’s surprise, this time around it was a 9 year-old boy, with an Obama-Biden sign in his hand, that grabbed the McCain sign and got a jolt of electricity.
The child’s father is upset that his son got shocked, so he showed up at Turschak’s door along with an Orange County Sheriff.
As for the boy’s dad, he says his kid just wanted to see how the sign was put together.
Riiiiiight.
Turschak says the boy intended to swap out the signs.
But, in Turschak’s defense, he did put up signs warning of electrical shocks.
No charges are said to be filed and Turschak did remove the electric shockers.
The following day, though, his camera caught another person stealing another McCain-Palin sign off his property!
http://www.fashion.ie/aggregator/gossip/120061-mccain-will-electrify-you-literally


13 posted on 10/31/2008 4:22:14 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( Our Mamma beats your Obama)
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To: AmericanMade1776

You can’t tell me a 9 year old is interested in politics so much to steal signs. Apparently his father wasn’t man enough to do it himself so he sent his kid. Disgusting.


14 posted on 10/31/2008 4:23:07 PM PDT by McGruff (Don't give up hope, stand up and fight, America is worth fighting for!)
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To: johniegrad

K...


15 posted on 10/31/2008 4:23:09 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( Our Mamma beats your Obama)
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To: Kukai

Ahh... man... i’m disappointed!...

Looked more like the kid got something sticky on his hands, and he was trying to shake it off.

I was hoping for at least a little bit of a “Yelp” or a jump in the air, or maybe even a little bit of crying!

The guy needs to turn up the voltage, and sell online viewing slots where participants can rate the shocks!

That one scored a weak 3 out of 10.


16 posted on 10/31/2008 4:23:23 PM PDT by Safrguns
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To: AmericanMade1776

It appears the lessons about going on anothers property and stealing something is lost on the tyke’s father as well.

Kids will do things - Sounds as though father is lost.


17 posted on 10/31/2008 4:23:41 PM PDT by LFOD (IRAQ - Back in Dixie)
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To: AmericanMade1776
Child Abuse by ITS sperm donor and his HO (don't call them
parents) for teaching their get to be a sneak thief.
18 posted on 10/31/2008 4:24:36 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Obama and ITS thugs are made paranoid by Sarahnoia. (stole from molly_jack2007))
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To: McGruff
Not unlike gangs. Get the youngest kid without the arrest record to do the dirty work.

The "father" is a pile of dung.

19 posted on 10/31/2008 4:25:03 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (Yes on California Proposition 8; thwart the radical homosexual movement)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Well, I can now join the ranks of McCain/Palin supporters whose sign was stolen. I noticed, this afternoon, that it was gone. Well, it was up for about a week anyway!


20 posted on 10/31/2008 4:26:11 PM PDT by sneakers
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To: Kukai

Local story here. Speculation is the kids father was running the show (What 9 year old goes around swapping political signs on his own?). The electrical engineer (and other neighbors) have been targets of sign McCain/Palin thieves for weeks (In the tolerant Peoples Republik of Chapel Hill). The guy even posted yellow electric fence warning signs around the political sign. He turned the current off after the kid got zapped, and filmed another neighbor later stealing his signs! Goes to show how tolerant these folks can be...


21 posted on 10/31/2008 4:27:11 PM PDT by Dubh_Ghlase (In the land of Clinton, where the shadows lie...)
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To: AmericanMade1776

I read about it but didn’t know there was a video. Thanks!

That’s really funny!

Well, at least the father can’t sue saying his son was thrown to the ground and paralyzed due to the shock. But then again..he’s a liberal..he’ll probably think of some reason to call his lawyer.


22 posted on 10/31/2008 4:28:11 PM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: AmericanMade1776
The video on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W54FRb5Vfg

23 posted on 10/31/2008 4:28:32 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Different from FR - refering to BC comics...


24 posted on 10/31/2008 4:29:17 PM PDT by Kukai
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To: AmericanMade1776

25 posted on 10/31/2008 4:29:46 PM PDT by Silly (www.PalinLove.com)
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To: sneakers
I'm in a neighbor filled with AlQaida wannabes, and they're all Obama supporters (he's black, he's bad, he's a Moslem, you betcha).

So, I use a Tesoro Iron Dog sticker to indicate affiliation with the Palin enterprise.

Death to the Islamofascists and their running dog lackeys!

26 posted on 10/31/2008 4:30:25 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: AmericanMade1776

Redistribution of Electricity!


27 posted on 10/31/2008 4:31:23 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Redistribute Obamas Wealth)
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To: AmericanMade1776

NO! his FATHER sent him to do this.


28 posted on 10/31/2008 4:34:19 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Hah!

Let this be a lesson to you, Sonny!


29 posted on 10/31/2008 4:35:23 PM PDT by Palladin (Obama on Ayers: "He's just a guy in my neighborhood." LIAR!!!)
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To: AmericanMade1776

They should have shocked the father. Punk ass DummyCrat, sends his kid out to do his dirty work.


30 posted on 10/31/2008 4:37:40 PM PDT by csvset
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To: johniegrad

The dad probably sent the kid over to do it because he didn’t have the guts to do it himself!

Typical leftist technique—like Ayers sending his girlfriend over to make bombs. She gets zapped and he gets away.


31 posted on 10/31/2008 4:38:30 PM PDT by Palladin (Obama on Ayers: "He's just a guy in my neighborhood." LIAR!!!)
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To: McGruff

If a Father is going to send his small child to steal signs, the kid should at least be able to read.


32 posted on 10/31/2008 4:42:19 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( Our Mamma beats your Obama)
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To: AmericanMade1776

I actually like this idea. The kid’s Dad should have told him that that was what happens when you trespass and try to “exchange” signs!
I had come up with a different idea to “surprise” anyone who tried to steal my signs again but then I just decided not to put any out!


33 posted on 10/31/2008 4:42:31 PM PDT by Cricket24 (VOTE McCain/Palin!! Save the USA!)
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To: AmericanMade1776

what did the dad tell the deputy, my son tried to steal this mccain sign and got a shock


34 posted on 10/31/2008 4:43:35 PM PDT by edzo4 (Vote McCain, Keep Your Change)
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To: justlurking

Thanks for the video.. it looks like the kid had already stole one from some other place before trying to lift that one. That was no an Obama sign he had, it was another McCain sign.


35 posted on 10/31/2008 4:44:34 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( Our Mamma beats your Obama)
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To: muawiyah
I'm in a neighbor

Too much information.

36 posted on 10/31/2008 4:47:42 PM PDT by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

His name was son of a chapel hill coward.

When you turn off I 49 onto 15/501 to Chapel Hill, you can feel the chill as you enter the Blue Zone


37 posted on 10/31/2008 4:48:20 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Ferengi?.....Probably not, but he sure has the lobes)
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To: humblegunner

NEIGHBORHOOD


38 posted on 10/31/2008 4:48:52 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: edzo4

this is even more unbelievable..heard on fox today the dad told the deputy that his kid was “trying to understand how the sign was constructed”...what a total jerk this father is!!!


39 posted on 10/31/2008 4:49:58 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Conservatives are in an ideological, cultural/ class war with the Great Victim Entitlement Society)
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To: AmericanMade1776

So??? the dad calls the sherrif and says— Hey,, ma boy was out stealing signs and this idiot has his sign hooked up to a pet fence and he shocked ma boy,,, and this dumb ass officer actually went to the man’s house,,, you can’t make this stuff up,, lololol, why didn’t the officer arrest the old man and his boy ????????


40 posted on 10/31/2008 4:50:47 PM PDT by vinylsidingman
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To: AmericanMade1776

The boy’s Father came over to complain to the homeowner. The Father didn’t say that his boy was going to be punished for attempted theft and suppressing other people’s free speech. Nooooo, he’s complaining about the electrified sign. Tough toenails.


41 posted on 10/31/2008 4:53:31 PM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (Barack Obama, the American Salvador Allende.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

If it’s good enough for the pets it’s good enough for a brat of a kid who was STEALING!


43 posted on 10/31/2008 4:59:14 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Jabba the Nutt

It’s just like my mom always said...if you don’t teach your kids right and wrong, the world will.


45 posted on 10/31/2008 5:14:06 PM PDT by txcaprockgal
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I don’t think the father realized the little attempted sign switch had been videotaped.

I live here (Chapel Hill) and boy is it a liberal town, BTW. Y’all do know that the dad is a professor at the University of North Carolina, don’t you?


46 posted on 10/31/2008 5:15:56 PM PDT by txcaprockgal
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To: AmericanMade1776

Is Mr.Turschak a FReeper?! Hehehe! If I were him, I’d countersue for attempted vandalism (if there is such a charge).


47 posted on 10/31/2008 5:19:48 PM PDT by Tamar1973 (Catch the Korean Wave, one Bae Yong Joon film at a time!)
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To: McGruff

The kid probably thought it was funny. Hope he learned his lesson but with a dad like that I think not.


48 posted on 10/31/2008 5:21:35 PM PDT by Tamar1973 (Catch the Korean Wave, one Bae Yong Joon film at a time!)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Didn’t this jackass father say his kid was going to put up his own sign at home and the kid came over to see how they were put together? Sure, buddy.


49 posted on 10/31/2008 5:24:22 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: humblegunner

I’m in a neighbor
“Too much information.”

ROTFLMAO!


50 posted on 10/31/2008 5:26:03 PM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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