An early voting event in Houston, Texas ended in the arrest of a campaign volunteer after he allegedly threatened volunteers for an opposing campaign with a knife and a screwdriver, Click 2 Houston reports.
Ruby Ramirez, who worked on the election of Adrian Garcia for County Commissioner, says that Jose Ramon, a volunteer for Republican Jack Morman, confronted her early morning Thursday.
“I was just … I just couldn’t believe that was happening,” Ramirez said.
Ramon allegedly stuck his cellphone in her face and showed her a video of another man vandalizing a Morman sign.
“He thrust the video in my face and said, ‘Who is this? Who is this? He works with you,’” another Garcia volunteer, Karen Wolfe, said.
He then reportedly pulled out a knife. When they told him to put his knife away, he apparently whipped out a screwdriver.
“And then, that’s when he pulled out his knife and I was stunned,” Wolfe said. “I said, ‘Would you please put that back in your pocket, you’re threatening us.,’ and I said, ‘You just need to leave us alone,’” Ramirez said.
Ramirez said he put the pocket knife away and then claims he pulled out a screwdriver.
“Pointed it at us and I said, ‘OK, that’s enough.’ I said, ‘You need to leave,’” Ramirez told Click 2 Houston.
Ramon denied that accusations, calling them a fake police report.
Adrian Garcia aired his disappointment.
“All campaigns have some degree of tension and drama on occasion but to the extent that you would confront two women with a deadly weapon, there’s no need for that,” Garcia told Click 2 Houston.