Police: Florida man stole bulldozer, ran down Biden signs

Posted at 8:16 AM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 09:16:43-04

HAINES CITY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities and homeowners in central Florida have accused a 26-year-old man of stealing a bulldozer from a construction site and driving it into a neighborhood to knock down campaign signs promoting Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

Haines City police told news Bay News 9 that James Blight stole the bulldozer on Saturday. He has been charged with grand theft auto and trespassing.

Former Vice Mayor Adam Burgess lives in the predominantly Black neighborhood and said Blight took two Biden signs from his yard, then bulldozed his fence.

Police said Blight claimed he was drunk and didn't remember. It's unclear whether he has an attorney who can comment for him.