When a Jersey Shore man had the Donald Trump flags he flew above his home repeatedly stolen by anti-Trump vandals, he figured that the police would be coming to his house to take a report about the thefts.
Instead, they were coming to ticket him — for expressing his personal opinions.
According to NJ.com, Joseph Hornick of West Long Branch, New Jersey, was ticketed March 25 under a law that prevents yard signs within 30 days of an election, even though the flags he was flying don’t fit under the auspices of the ordinance.
In case you lacked any doubt that the ticketing was politically motivated, the original complaint was pressed by Brian Hegarty, a former Democrat councilman who lived in the borough.
“Here I am looking for the cops to capture these people and instead, here they come and give me a ticket for my freedom of expression,” Hornick told reporters on Thursday.