In the wee morning hours of November 2, four men in a truck owned by Sheet Metal Workers International, Union Local 33 were arrested in Perrysburg, Ohio which is just over the Maumee River from Toledo. Filled to the brim in the truck were stolen Romney/Ryan signs.
The North West Ohio Conservation Coalition (NWOCC), a group of Tea Parties and Liberty Groups of which I am a proud member, started seeing their Romney/Ryan signs disappear in Perrysburg and parts of Toledo. John McAvoy, President of the group reported:
This morning 4 men driving a pickup truck registered to the Sheet Metal Union, Local 33 were arrested and charged with receiving stolen property – in the form of a bed full of Romney/Ryan yard signs, some measuring as large as 4?x8?. Also in the truck were tools such as drills, which were possibly used to take the large signs down. The signs were allegedly removed from several private property and business locations across Lucas and Wood County.
Arrested were Corey Beaubian, Christopher Monaghan, Sean Bresler and John Russell.
So how does the Tea Party respond to their Romney/Ryan signs being stolen in the dead of night? Why, passing out replacement Romney/Ryan signs in the light of day right across the street from the “den of thieves’” union hall of course.
Since the union hall is in Rossford, Ohio just a few miles from me and where the miscreants were arrested, I went to assist with the new sign handout. And here is the sight I was greeted by:
What a beautiful site! You can see the union hall across the street in the upper right hand corner. Since that is private property we were told to pass out signs across the street, and many we did. Many who didn’t stop tooted their horns in support, even the police made a few passes and tooted at us as well. Below is a short video I took of the scene:
And who says the Tea Party is “dead”?