Waugh supporter arrested outside Cantor event
Here is an excerpt of my story on this incident outside a Louisa coffee shop from NBC12.com.
LOUISA, VA (WWBT) – It is getting ugly in Virginia’s 7th congressional district.
The campaigns are accusing each other of slimy tactics. The battle is getting so heated, one volunteer was forced into handcuffs by police.
It was supposed to be a friendly event where voters could meet Congressman Eric Cantor at a coffee shop in Louisa. It ended with a supporter of the congressman’s opponent being handcuffed and arrested.
Jon Taylor, a member of the Louisa Democratic Committee and a supporter of Rick Waugh refused to leave the private event. The owner of the shop then got police involved.
Louisa Town Police and the County Sheriffs struggled with Taylor for several minutes. The tangle required three officers before he was finally subdued. The fracas was captured on cell phone video by Taylor’s son Bradley.
He claims the sheriffs and local police we’re out to get him before he said a word.
“The Louisa county police department was basically used by Eric Cantor’s campaign to make a political statement,” said Taylor.
A charge the sheriff’s department strongly denies. Department officials say two other people were asked to leave and did so without having to be restrained.
Read the full story on NBC12.com.
The raw video, captured by Bradley Taylor, the son of the man being arrested, Jon Taylor can be seen below: