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80-year-old charged after tearing down Obama Hitler posters

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In the midst of a heated political season and with the election just weeks away, you expect to see political signs everywhere; but a controversial sign in Hebron, Conn., got a woman riled up, and arrested.

Nancy Lack, 80, was driving by the post office on Main Street in Hebron when she saw some signs showing President Barack Obama with a mustache similar to the one worn by Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.

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Lack said she was so offended by the images that she took the posters down.

“I just got very angry that they would do that to [President] Obama’s image,” Lack said.


“I took the one by the road and the two by the table,” said Lack.

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The posters were from LaRouchePAC, which backs presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche and supports impeaching Obama for what it describes as “war crimes, cover-ups and blatant violations of the constitution.”

Lack said that when she removed the posters, she knew she would get in trouble. Some workers with LaRouchePAC tried stopping her, but Lack wouldn't back down.

“A woman was following me to the car and I put the posters in the car and I said, ‘Make sure you get my license plate.’”

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Lack was arrested and faces sixth-degree larceny and breach of peace charges.

“I guess I deserved it. I stole the posters,” said Lack.

While Lack said she didn't expect to be arrested, she remains defiant and stands by tearing down the posters because of what they represent.

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“My generation went through the Second World War, and Nazism is about the worst there can be,” said Lack.

If convicted, Lack could face three months behind bars and a fine. She is expected in court next week.