In Union County, OH. A man who had Political signs advocating Police killings had his signs damaged, that’s when he called for the Union County Sheriff’s Office to come and assist him.
The dispatch center told him that all Deputies were currently out on calls and that since he was reporting property damage and his call was non-life threatening that a Deputy would be dispatched as soon as one could be freed up.
This infuriated the man. He went out on his tractor and took a machete and went to the roadway then waited for a Deputy to arrive. Local fire fighters who passed by saw him blocking the roadway and holding the machete and became rightfully alarmed. They called the Union County Sheriff’s Office and reported his erratic behavior.
A Deputy arrived and spoke with the man about his behavior and his signs. A news release from the Sheriff’s Office Stated: Two reports were taken one for vandalism and one for inducing panic.
“Deputies responded to a residence in the 17000 block of Boundary Road after unknown person(s) drove off the roadway causing damage to the resident’s yard and political signs in the yard. A report was taken, #16-0439. A report was also taken for inducing panic after the homeowner blocked the roadway with his lawn tractor and was holding a machete. Upon arrival, the subject was out of the roadway but still holding the machete. After speaking with him, the subject willingly put the machete down. A report was taken, #16-0440.”
The signs that were run over stated: “Make America Great Again Support your local cop killer” , “Dump Trump“ and “A good cop is a dead cop“. They appeared on Boundary Road in Richwood, Union County, Ohio.
ABC 6/FOX 28 attempted to contact the man who spoke with them by phone. The man stated that he was angry at the police because “They don’t give a [expletive] about me. That’s the way it’s always been,” the man said, who then called 9-1-1 three more times. “I ain’t putting up with this [expletive].”
When he was asked why he put the hateful signs up in his yard he stated: “It’s my [expletive] First Amendment right.”