For five years we have had copies of GunNews “disappear” from the local grocery store in Petersburg, IL. In the past six months, the problem has grown dramatically, almost to the point where we put out a stack of GunNews in our rack and somehow they magically end up in the trash can adjacent to our rack within a day or two.
We decided to take a more proactive approach, and with management’s consent, we have obtained videos of one particular man grabbing entire bundles of GunNews and discarding them. We need your help to identify him.
We published it in this issue of GunNews as well.
He doesn’t respect others’ First Amendment rights, either.
This man likes to grab stacks of GunNews from a County Market store in Petersburg, IL and throw them in the trash… for months now. We are seeking his identity to pursue felony criminal charges and civil damages as well. If you know who this man is, please contact Guns Save Life’s President Ryan Sweeney at email@example.com or Executive Director John Boch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
He walks into the frame, does a witness check (classic pre-criminal behavior, by the way) and then grabs a whole bundle of GunNews and throws them in the nearby trash can.
Here’s two of our videos of this fellow.
From this issue GunNews (which should be appearing in mailboxes and displays within the next day or three):
This man frequents the County Market Store in Petersburg, IL around 5:20-5:30pm on many weekdays. In videos, he is seen doing a “witness check” before grabbing the whole stack of GunNews and throwing them in a nearby trash can.
This man-child has done this many, many times in past weeks and months. We’re tired of it.
Pay attention to the distinctive reddish-framed sunglasses that no doubt he’ll still be wearing with the cooler weather. Other distinctive features: we believe he may be left-handed and he is likely unmarried. He’s quite bald and keeps his wispy hair fairly short and favors plain blue jeans for pants. He doesn’t tuck in his shirts, either.
He keeps his phone (possibly a Samsung) in his front right pants pocket and his (thin) wallet or something similar in his rear left pocket. In addition to the receding hairline, he has a very short beard or heavy 5:00 shadow in many of our videos.
Guns Save Life is offering $500 for the first person who can give us the correct identification of this individual. We will forward that information to law enforcement and our attorney for both criminal and civil action. Yes, we plan on filing a civil suit against this man for his willful criminal actions against our members.
Do you recognize this man who hates gun rights so much that he’s willing to commit a felony to suppress others’ First Amendment rights? Tell us his name or help us identify him.
Give us his identity and help us to make him famous, not only locally, but nationally.
While GunNews is a free publication, it’s free for people to take one or two. It’s not free for an individual to take a whole bundle and discard them in the trash. That’s called theft, or in the vernacular of the Illinois General Assembly, unlawful conversion.
And because he walked into a building intending to commit this unlawful conversion, that’s felony burglary. Each time we have him on video.
(720 ILCS 5/19‑1)
(from Ch. 38, par. 19‑1)
(a) A person commits burglary when without authority he knowingly enters or without authority remains within a building, housetrailer, watercraft, aircraft, motor vehicle as defined in the Illinois Vehicle Code, railroad car, or any part thereof, with intent to commit therein a felony or theft. This offense shall not include the offenses set out in Section 4‑102 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
Burglary is a Class 2 felony. A burglary committed in a school or place of worship is a Class 1 felony.