80-year-old woman arrested for stealing posters of Obama with Hitler mustache
An 80-year-old Connecticut woman who lived through the Second World War was arrested last week for taking down posters that likened President Barack Obama to Adolph Hitler.
Nancy Lack told WVIT-TV that she felt the need to act when she saw fringe presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche’s supporters putting up posters at the Hebron post office that depicted Obama with a Hitler-style mustache.
“My generation went through the Second World War, and Nazism is about the worst there can be,” she said. “I just got very angry that they would do that to Obama’s image.”
A LaRouchePAC worker followed Lack and called the police after she put the posters in her car. She was later arrested, but stood by her actions.
“I guess I deserved it. I stole the posters,” she admitted.
Lack faces up to three months in jail and a fine if convicted of sixth-degree larceny and breach of peace charges.
Last month, LaRouche supporters outraged residents in Arlington, Virginia when they displayed a similar poster outside a post office on Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar.
“I was so offended that someone would do this on the Day of Atonement,” neighborhood resident Joyce Turner told The Washington Post at the time.
Watch this video from WVIT, broadcast Oct. 18, 2012.
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