Florida Republican, 71, Arrested For Penny Attack On Democratic Party Office
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.