Ole Miss ain’t the only place racism has reared it’s ugly head following President Obama’s re-election.
According to Orlando Sentinel reports:
Three men were arrested Wednesday after they drove through Holden-Parramore stealing street signs and Obama campaign signs and yelling racial slurs in the primarily black neighborhood of Orlando, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
The driver, Jacob Kupp, 23, of Orlando, claimed he found the signs — including a Lynx bus-stop sign, stop signs and a day-care-loading-zone sign — on the ground and was going to take them to the police station, a report states.
The signs were sticking out of the bed of his pickup, video shows. They included two stop signs, a street sign from Lee Avenue and Citrus Street, a day care loading-zone sign, the Lynx sign and a mailbox, according to the report.
Kupp was arrested about 1:30 a.m. on charges of DUI and grand theft after a breath machine measured his blood-alcohol level at .202 — 2.5 times the legal limit. Kupp, whom a trooper stopped at Gore Street and Parramore Avenue, said he and his friends had come from Stagger Inn bar in downtown Orlando.
David Hatmaker, 23, and Austin Bowen, 22, both of Orlando, were arrested on grand-theft charges. Hatmaker told the trooper the trio was upset because President Barack Obama had been re-elected. Callers complained to Orlando police that the men were hollering racial slurs at pedestrians, according to the report.
Sgt. Kim Montes, a Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman, said stealing stop signs is extremely dangerous. In 1997, three people were sentenced to 15 years in prison each for removing a stop sign at a Tampa intersection, leading to the deaths of three teenagers whose car was hit by an 8-ton truck.
“It’s Russian roulette if a car is coming the other way,” Montes said.
SMH what a bunch of slizzard dummies. GTFOHWTBS!!!
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