Haines City Police: Florida man stole bulldozer, ran down Joe Biden signs
Joe Biden. Image via AP.

Joe Biden
A man in Haines City was charged with grand theft auto and trespassing.

A 26-year-old man has been accused of stealing a bulldozer from a Florida construction site, driving it into a Haines City neighborhood and knocking down campaign signs for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, according to authorities and homeowners.

The man took the bulldozer on Saturday and repeatedly destroyed Biden signs in full view of people who live in the neighborhood, witnesses said. James Blight was charged with grand theft auto and trespassing, according to the Haines City Police Department.

Former Vice Mayor Adam Burgess lives in the central Florida neighborhood, which he said is predominantly Black. He called it a hate crime.

“This man came onto my property, took the two Joe Biden signs I had in my yard and then came back with a bulldozer to run down my fence,” Burgess told Bay News 9.

Video taken by the news outlet showed the damaged fences. Blight was also accused of bulldozing down a city speed limit sign, among other signs.

Police said Blight claimed he was too drunk at the time to remember what happened. It was not immediately clear whether he has an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

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Republished with permission of The Associated Press.

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7 comments

  • S B ANTHONY

    October 26, 2020 at 10:32 am

    “Very fine people”. – a thief and a vandal

    LOCK THEM UP!

  • Arm The Homeless

    October 26, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    It’s always interesting to see how the crazies act-out during election years.

    This is a shining example for 2020, but we still have a week to top it!

    My observation is that going this far around the bend usually doesn’t indicate that this goober feels very confident about Trump winning the election, but this type of galaxy brain activity also doesn’t give me confidence that he can read and parse polling data, so maybe it was just YOLO from a yokel.

  • Major Woody

    October 26, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    & here I thought a Backhoe was a completely different piece of construction equipment than an actual Bulldozer. I guess when it’s an anti-Trump article, the facts aren’t as important as inciting blind rage.

  • Arm The Homeless

    October 26, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    It’s always hilarious to see Trump fans get upset about imaginary distinctions regarding heavy machinery.

    You’ll also notice that said Trumper invented a connection to Trump to accuse others of some sort of mental affliction.

    Those assumptions seem to say more about the commenter than what was reported. Sad!

  • Sonja Fitch

    October 27, 2020 at 6:42 am

    Gotta love the “Florida Man”! Even before goptrump death cult and pandemic, Florida has the good the bad the ugly and WEIRD!
    Vote Democrat up and down ballot for the common good!

  • Major Woody

    October 27, 2020 at 8:20 am

    Even a 3 year old watching Bob the Builder knows you’re willfully ignorant about heavy equipment. The fact that morons like you are allowed to vote is what’s truly sad.
    Bye Felicia!

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