Central Ohio ABC affiliate WSYX has a story that may you speechless. Sadly, the homeowner responsible for this atrocity is anything but speechless.
The man, who is unnamed in the article, described solely as a 65-year-old retiree, placed signs on his property in the town of Richwood. One of the signs read, “A good cop is a dead cop.” Another of the signs is shown above.
The outrageous signs were noticed by passersby and posted to social media. The following day, someone from the same community defaced the signs. The homeowner found them on the ground torn and covered with fresh tire tracks.
So what did the homeowner do? You guessed it: he called 9-1-1!
An audio of his call is embedded in the video below at around 0:55.
But the story doesn’t end there. Upon reporting the vandalism to the Union County Sheriff’s Office, he was told to sit tight, that deputies were handling other calls.
The man’s reaction to that?
They don’t give a [expletive] about me. That’s the way it’s always been. I ain’t putting up with this [expletive].
He phoned 9-1-1 three more times before parking his lawn tractor in the middle of the road with a machete, an ax, and a sign that said he was waiting for the police.
There were plenty of charges the police could have cited as a reason for arresting the man. Instead, they attempted to calm the man down.
When asked later about his signs, he is said to have replied, “It’s my [expletive] First Amendment right.”