Deputies: Men upset over election stole Obama signs out of yard

Published On: Nov 08 2012 01:22:28 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 08 2012 02:59:04 PM EST

Deputies say three Orange County men stole Obama campaign signs out of a yard because they were "upset" over ...

OCOEE, Fla. -

Deputies say 3 Orange County men stole Preisdent Barack Obama campaign signs out of a yard on Wednesday morning because they were "upset" over the presidential election results.

Austin Bowen, 22, and Jacob Kupp, 23, were arrested after Orange County deputies say they were drinking at Stagger Inn in downtown Orlando when they became "upset" over  the race results.

A third man, David Hatmaker, was also involved in the incident but the report doesn't state if he was arrested or not.

The men drove to the area of Gore Street and Woods Avenue at around 1 a.m. and proceeded to take Obama campaign signs out of yards, along with several street signs, according to the report.

Bowen told deputies they were taking the signs to the police station and that they had found them on the ground, but deputies said the men were driving away from that area.

Deputies said Hatmaker told them, "his anger got the best of him." Deputies also said Bowen also was yelling racial slurs out of the truck with a PA system installed in the vehicle.

Both Kupp and Bowen were charged with 5 counts of  larceny grand theft, according to the report. Kupp was also charged with driving under the influence after deputies say he failed field sobriety tests.


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