A Florida man reportedly stole a bulldozer and used it during a drunken spree to knock down the Joe Biden yard signs, police told.
James Blight, 26, is accused of swiping the backhoe on Saturday from a building site in Haines City and moving it into a neighborhood, flattening the campaign signs of the Democratic presidential nominee in full view of residents.
He reportedly told Haines City police officers when they picked him up, I’ve been drinking whiskey all day and don’t know what happened, Bay News 9 reported.
Blight, who reportedly stole some of the placards and bulldozed a speed limit sign, was convicted of gross auto theft and trespassing.
In a statement, police chief Jim Elensky said, it’s ridiculous that a grown man might think he had the right to ruin someone else’s property based on a difference in political opinion.
The fact that he was driving this heavy machinery down busy roads, that he didn’t know how to run, might have been tragic. We are grateful that no one in this situation has been injured.
On Monday, Blight remained in custody in Polk County.