Politics

Gary Root Arrested for Throwing Pennies at Obama Campaign Workers

| by Michael Allen

Gary Root was arrested for allegedly attacking Obama campaign workers in Collier County, Florida with pennies because he claims that's all he had left after being taxed by President Obama.

Apparently, Root blames the president for higher taxes, even though Pres. Obama has not raised taxes in four years.

Root, a 71-year-old Republican, was charged on Friday with a misdemeanor trespassing, reports TheSmokingGun.com. 

The police report said that he would open the door of the campaign headquarters and toss pennies at workers, repeatedly.

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After being told that opening the door and tossing in a penny was considered trespassing, Root claimed he had not broken any laws because no one owns that door.

According to the police report: “This is on ongoing issue, and as Root was drinking alcohol next door, approximately 25 feet from the victims' location... Root was arrested and transported to the Naples Jail Center."

Root was released on $1,000 bond and is due in court on Nov. 14.