UPDATE 09/13/2013: The peace sign was returned to its owner by Sergeant Lehman.
The Keystone Kops are not only thugs, they’re klepto.
I could not make this shit up if I tried.
The following facebook update appears here with the permission of its author, JM Johnston:
So, remember how I noted the other day there’s a running Capitol Police SUV with no one in it every darn evening as I walk into the Capitol? Last night I figured out why:
“Operation Steal Citizens’ Giant Peace Signs.”
I kid you not. The Capitol Police SUV pulled up in front of Lady Forward last night at about 7pm. Officers Kaufman and Mael grabbed the giant peace sign resting against Lady Forward, about ten feet from its owner. They started walking it swiftly to the SUV and when a small group of us noticed they were making off with the peace sign, we hurried over with the owner to say, hey, give the sign back. Officer Kaufman said, “It’s mine now” and threw it in the back of the SUV and drove off. About ten minutes later, she drove the Capitol Police SUV around the Square again, and was laughing when she looked at us.
I’m thinking of reporting this to Governor Walkers’s taxpayer fraud hotline. Seems like more of a misuse of taxpayer money than, um, food stamps.
I will hopefully have photos from last night’s incident here shortly.