A Florida man allegedly stole a bulldozer and used it to knock down Joe Biden yard signs during a drunken rampage, police said.
James Blight, 26, is accused of swiping the backhoe from a construction site in Haines City on Saturday and driving it into a neighborhood, flattening the Democratic presidential candidate’s campaign signs in full view of residents.
“I’ve been drinking whiskey all day and don’t remember what happened,” he allegedly told Haines City police officers when they picked him up, Bay News 9 reported.
Blight — who also allegedly stole some of the placards and bulldozed a speed limit sign — was charged with grand theft auto and trespassing.
“It’s absurd that a grown man could think he had the right to destroy someone else’s property based on a difference in political opinion,” police chief Jim Elensky said in a statement.
“The fact that he was driving this heavy equipment, that he did not know how to operate, down busy roads could have been disastrous. We’re thankful that no one was hurt in this matter.”
Blight remained in custody in Polk County on Monday.
With Post wires
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