Oregon Pair Arrested for Trying to Torch Large McCain Yard Sign

By Arnab Datta

Oct 12, 2008 1:50pm

The Oregonian and KATU-TV report on the arrest of two men over the weekend for trying to burn down with a Molotov cocktail and a makeshift torch a 4′ x 8′ McCain for President sign in the southeast Portland, Ore., yard of Gene and Karen Scrutton

Investigators picked up Leslie Brockette Leudtke and Kevin Carl Robinson and both charged with manufacturing and possessing a destructive device. Leudtke was also charged with reckless burning. The two are scheduled to appear in Multnomah County Circuit Court tomorrow.

"They were obviously out to intimidate me," Gene Scrutton told the Oregonian. "But someone easily could have been hurt or killed or my house burned down."

- jpt

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