Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Just A Man And His Lexus?

#1. No Back-up Lights
Well, it seems a police report has been filed against the guy who tried to back up his pretty Lexus SUV over a recall volunteer last Saturday.

#2. In Reverse
The Siren is sad to report the volunteer happened to be a retired police officer, who kinda knows what to do in high-stress criminal-type situations. Like take pictures of the car with license plates and tail lights. Notice in photo #1 the tail light is off, indicating the car is not in reverse. However in #2 it is easy to see the car has now been put in reverse because the tail light is lit up bright white. Photo #3 shows the car has been put back in drive and after a little more verbal abuse from the driver at the retired police officer/photographer (who was clearly standing behind the car) he sped away. Awkward for you Mr. Lexus.

Advice: If you are going to back-up over a pedestrian -and a police officer in particular - you should think carefully about whether a vanity plate is a good idea.

#3. Not in reverse
Apparently this jack-ass believed the petition circulators were wrong to be in the parking lot (which they were not) therefore his verbal abuse, intimidation and flirtation with running them down was completely justified.

In his comments to the article in the Caledonia Patch, Racine County Republican Party Chairman, Bill Folk confirmed the coordinated system of intimidation area Republicans are using against recall volunteers and against property owners who allow recall circulators on their property - something many volunteers have reported.

Folk said the driver told him he had "probably taken things too far". Ya think?

A school teacher who witnessed the incident said not only did the man squeal his car around the area, yelled abusive and profane things to the volunteers and of course tried to back his car up over a retired police officer - he did it all with young children in the backseat of the car. Klassy.

(Isn't that something a teacher would notice even when she's being called names by an asshole in a luxury car?)

So the Siren would like to announce the first ever Root River Siren Contest - "ID The Driver Who Yelled "F" Words At Teachers & Tried To Back Up Over A Policeman With Children In The Car!" (We'll work on the title) No cash or prizes, just bragging rights. We figured having the photo of the car with the vanity plates would be a great start, but good 'ol Bill Folk gave us the biggest clue - he's a member of the Republican party and Bill Folk knows him.

Technically, kittens this puts Folk in first place in the contest so far, but we're sure you will prevail. We know he's a white male (aren't they all?) and his license looks like a name of a business and with all those bumper stickers we expect an answer by noon.