In perhaps the oddest signal yet that the recall elections are starting to get to people, a Mount Pleasant man reportedly egged two homes with "Recall Walker" signs in the front yards.
According to Mount Pleasant Police, Robert Baggott, 64, was cited for disorderly conduct and damage to property on May 13 for allegedly throwing eggs at the home of a Racine Police officer in the 2200 block of N. Neumann in the village. He also is accused of egging a home in the City of Racine near the intersection of Blaine and Osborne.
Mount Pleasant Police Sargeant David Stroupe confirmed that Baggott targeted homes with "Recall Walker" signs, but said that isn't what prompted Baggott's rage with eggs.
"He apparently told officers that he was upset because his car had been egged so he was retaliating," Stroupe said. "The report doesn't say why Mr. Baggott targeted these particular homes or what the recall signs have to do with anything."
When Patch called Baggott to get his side of the story, he thanked us for calling but said he'd rather not talk about it.
According to a story in The Journal Times, Baggott's car has a bumper sticker touting his support for Gov. Scott Walker, perhaps prompting the vandalism against him. Baggott retaliated by finding homes with "Recall Walker" signs and throwing eggs himself.