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FHP: Men angry over Obama re-election stole signs, yelled slurs

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ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -

Three men were arrested in Orlando's Parramore neighborhood in the early morning hours after the election for several counts of grand theft. One of the three men also faces a DUI charge.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Jacob Kupp, David Hatmaker, and Richard Bowen were hanging out at the Stagger Inn in downtown Orlando watching election results and became angry when the President Obama won re-election.

An arrest report states that the three men went on a sign-stealing spree, yelling racists slurs through the neighborhood, jumping up and down on Obama signs, and then stealing stop signs, a Lynx bus sign, and a daycare unloading zone sign.   In dashboard camera video provided by the FHP, you can see the signs hanging out of the back of the truck. Driver Jacob Kupp claims they found the signs.

"We were bringing them back," Krupp told the trooper.  "Bringing them back to the police station, I mean, we were drinking."

In the next video sequence, you can hear the dispatcher talking about Orlando Police already getting several complaints and calls about the three men in the red truck.

"OPD is also advising the occupants of that vehicle have been yelling racial slurs all night and stealing signs.  Also they approached a female that had to hide in her car until help came for her."

Each faces four counts of grand theft.  One of those is a felony, since it is grand theft of a stop sign.  Kupp was also charged with DUI.

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