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Posted on 06/03/2014 1:01:28 PM PDT by beaversmom
A demented Sandy Hook truther was arrested Friday in Virginia after he stole signs from playgrounds in New Jersey and Connecticut that were dedicated to tiny victims of the Newtown school massacre, police say.
Andrew David Truelove, 28, lifted a sign May 6 from a Mystic, Conn., playplace dedicated to 7-year-old Grace McDonnell and also took a sign from the playground made for Chase Kowalski, also 7, in Mantoloking, N.J.
He called the parents of both children after the thefts and told them the shooting was a hoax and that their children never existed.
Cops in Stonington, Conn., got a lead on the suspect after he bragged about the theft and sent images of himself pointing the middle finger at the stolen signs to The Daily Banter, a news and opinion website. Police tracked the image data to Herndon, Va., where cops surveilled Trueloves home and then searched it Friday. Police pose with the signs after they were recovered from a home Friday in Herndon, Va. Herndon Police Department Police pose with the signs after they were recovered from a home Friday in Herndon, Va.
The stolen signs were sitting in Trueloves living room, Lt. Jim Moore, the Herndon police spokesman, told the Daily News.
The alleged thief has been sitting in jail since May 26 for a probation violation. His checkered background includes a conviction for abducting an 8-year-old girl from a schoolyard in 2007, cops said.
Were going to drive the signs to Connecticut and to New Jersey and deliver them to the families, Moore said. This was a very moving and very touching story. Its nice to see the signs were not damaged too much while sitting in the house. Truelove took pictures of himself pointing the middle finger at the stolen signs inside his Herndon, Va., then sending them and bragging about the thefts to website The Daily Banter. The email helped cops crack the case. Truelove took pictures of himself pointing the middle finger at the stolen signs inside his Herndon, Va., then sending them and bragging about the thefts to website The Daily Banter. The email helped cops crack the case. Previous Next
Cops in Virginia busted the Andrew David Truelove who stole signs from playgrounds in Connect and New Jersey that had been dedicated to victims of Sandy Hook. Cops cuffed Andrew Truelove in Herndon, Va. And charged with possession of stolen property; he could face charges in the other states too.
The playgrounds are two of 26 to be built by the Where Angels Play foundation in Hurricane Sandy-ravaged areas of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut in memory of the children and educators gunned down during the Newtown murders.
The stolen signs have since been replaced.
So-called Sandy Hook truthers are conspiracy theorists who believe the horrific massacre was staged by the government to help aid its cause to impose strict gun control laws. In their eyes, Grace and Chase never existed and their parents are actors.
I spoke with the families and they are very happy to hear that hopefully justice will be done, and more importantly, hes off the street, the foundations founder, Bill Lavin, said of the suspect, who has documented mental health issues. Hes ignorant of the tragedy and its scary to imagine that there are people out there that dont understand the gravity of this tragedy. Not only the horrific pain of the experience, but to be tormented by these characters, is unsettling.
Both children were among the 20 gunned down inside Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012.
Truelove has been charged with possession of stolen property, and will likely face charges in both Connecticut and New Jersey related to thefts, Moore, the Herndon police spokesman, told the News. Hand-crafted memorial cards honoring Grace McDonnell at the playground dedicated to her in Stonington, Conn., on May 13 after Truelove allegedly stole one of the signs. TIM MARTIN/AP Hand-crafted memorial cards honoring Grace McDonnell at the playground dedicated to her in Stonington, Conn., on May 13 after Truelove allegedly stole one of the signs.
I was amazed with the grace and strength that these mothers and the families handled the situation, Lavin said of the thefts. They handled it with far more poise than I did. Its just a testament to their unbelievable strength and courage through an unbelievably difficult time.
Lavin said 23 of the 26 playgrounds are completed. The final one, for Sandy Hook principal Dawn Hochsprung, is expected to be built by mid-September.
For more information, visit thesandyproject.org.
Sir, you said the FBI did not conduct an investigation. These are your words.
That is a lie and you are a lier.
Please state exactly what I made up.As I have been able to point to the exact lie on this thread.Fair is fair.
Show me exactly.
I am trying to elicit help.
Then try spell check -- and then your local mental institution.
“Show me proof that anyone died at that school in Sandy Hook.”
What proof would convince you?
“The final FBI report is sealed and classified.”
As my director says, “Anyone can be a director. It’s the easiest job on a movie.” Until you actually try to direct a movie . . . .
Nah, these are narcissistic people who want to believe they have inside knowledge that no one else can get. It makes them feel important. It also fits into the pre-conceived beliefs. “Obama is bad therefore Sandy Hook didn’t happen”. It also fits into their argumentative contrarian nature.
You’ll notice that they believe things despite having no evidence that backs their belief. Their lack of evidence is their evidence. “I haven’t seen the bodies therefore they don’t exist”.
“Not one death certificate issued.”
“No EMS allowed to enter school.”
Show evidence that EMS was never allowed in the school
You are wrong. Get help.
how do you prove a negative?
there are some VERY ODD things about Sandy Hook and I was the LAST ONE to think this was any conspiracy- But just the other day someone showed the killers death certificate was from THE DAY BEFORE...???
Someone else posted a picture of the SAME WOMAN shown as killed at sandy hook and also killed at some other libtard hated event months earlie... that was very strange too...
Thanks and you’ll forgive me but liar is a word I don’t like to use much.The thing about me is I won’t write anything that I wouldn’t say to your face.
Your a LIAR!
Classifying your adversaries as mentally ill is right out of the communist playbook.Are you a liar and a communist?
Prove it -- and then try spell check ... again.
Are you sure you're old enough to be on a computer???
Whatever you say
That was Social Security not a death certificate.
And yes, that is very strange.
If you have a link to Adam Lanza’s death certificate please post a link.
“how do you prove a negative?”
Why would you believe a negative without proof?
“Your a LIAR!”
Please prove he is a liar. Real proof. Not stuff that only resides in your head.
Sue who for what? In what way was the school negligent?
Talk about suspending belief. A 170 pound mentally ill young man with Aspergers disease (effects motor skills among other things.)killed 26 people in less than 11 minutes.That is superior to the capabilities of tier 1 killers trained by the US military.
Somehow I think that a "tier 1 killer" with a semi-automatic weapon wouldn't have any trouble killing 26 kindergarteners herded into a corner in less than 11 minutes. And Asperberger's does not always exhibit with motor skills problems. Certainly Lanza was a dedicated gamer, which indicates a certain facility with fine motor skills.
The FBI was on the scene. There was an FBI investigation.The report is classified.
If you have a link to the FBI report please post it.
The statement that the FBI did not conduct an investigation is false. That is what Uncle Chip said.
There were a lot of people on the scene including the staff of the local Burger King.
There was an FBI investigation.
The report is classified.
Prove that there was a report to classify.
If you have a link to the FBI report please post it.
How can he provide a link to a report that was never conducted or classified.
The statement that the FBI did not conduct an investigation is false.