Lubbock Democrats post vandalism video online

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Updated: 10/26/2012 9:59 pm

A Fox 34 follow-up on Wednesday's political sign vandalism that reportedly escalated into a punch in the mouth for the man trying to catch the culprits on video.

The Lubbock Democrats posted the video on its Facebook page after police investigated the incident reviewed and returned it.

Leo Flores said when one of the four men saw him with his video camera, they shouted racial slurs at him, drove away, and came back. He said while the video doesn't show the entire incident  he was on the phone with a 9-1-1 operator through it all. 

"One of them went up to the camera. hit it," he said. "They were trying to take the camera away from me. They were trying to intimidate me in a way. Before I knew it I was being punched."

Flores said so far he has not pressed charges against the suspects he thinks may be college students. He said he's thinking about their future and the lesson of learning respect for others.

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Paula D - 10/28/2012 1:05 AM
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Late model Silverado, four door, short bed...5 white "boys" wearing polo shirts, khaki cargo shorts, nikes with low rise, no show socks. Ummm? I would say, and of course, this is purely a guess...(well, an educated guess, I was born in this city)that this description, along with what I saw on the video, puts these young men right in the lap of some 1% parents that taught these youngsters everything they know about STUPID. If I were Joe Flores I would be afraid to press charges...and that pisses me off even more. I have been wanting for so long to put a magnetic "OBAMA" sign on my car door, but I can't risk it. I'm 70 yrs old and what I'm driving is already 8 yrs old...a beautiful automobile that I can't afford to fix a bunch of damage by some punk-ass rich kids trying to please "Daddy & Mama." Maybe they'll learn a lesson? Not unless some parents step up and put this bag of manure right back into the hands of their boys. Let them get themselves out. THEN...maybe...they will learn that for every stupid thing done there is something unpleasant waiting for the stupid doer.
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