LEBANON, Ohio, Oct. 30 (UPI) — A load of manure was dropped on the lawn of the Warren County Democratic headquarters in Ohio Sunday in a county that hasn’t elected a Democrat in almost 40 years.
“What reasonable person thinks this is OK????” party chair Bethe Goldenfield posted on a Facebook page for the Greater Cincinnati Politics Facebook Group. “I won’t be responding to anyone who thinks this is acceptable behavior. It is ILLEGAL!” The post was no longer visible on the page Sunday afternoon.
This isn’t the first time.
The same thing happened in 2012, Goldenfield said, according to USA Today.
A sheriff’s deputy first spotted the large truckload of animal waste dumped on the front lawn in the town of Lebanon, Ohio about 8 a.m., the Washington Post reported.
The suburban Cincinnati county is majority Republican; Mitt Romney got 69 percent of the vote in 2012.
And no one ever caught the culprit that year.
“At the time, we did not have a camera system because it kind of caught us by surprise,” Goldenfield said. “We didn’t think something like that would happen.”
This time, the act was caught on video. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is reviewing that footage. Goldenfield said She declined to elaborate on what the cameras captured, saying it’s an open investigation. She did note that a dump truck was involved.
“Hopefully, the perps will be held accountable for their actions,” Goldenfield said.
Warren County Republican Party Chairman Jeff Monroe said the GOP had nothing to do with the manure “and has offered to help clean things up.”