10 OCT 2012
For Immediate Release:
MCARTHUR ADMITS HE STOLE SIGNS BECAUSE SALAND “JUST DOESN’T WANT THOSE SIGNS OUT.”
Yancy McArthur admits stealing “Retire Saland” signs in compliance with Senator Saland’s wishes on a dispatcher tape-recording from the Hyde Park Police on the night of the theft, September 1st 2012.
The attached abbreviated clip gets to the heart of it.
Dispatcher: “They gave me the plate and, you know, it came back to Payless….umm.”
McArthur: “They must be the guys then. They’re just hanging out.”
Dispatcher: “Yeah. It’s them because I think they thought I was sending an officer, but they’re just too busy right now to go down there and (garble) you know, the plates they gave me did match yours. Is there a reason that you took it? Was it in a bad place or…”
McArthur: “Ah, It was Steve Saland’s name on there, so I, you know just picked it up because he just doesn’t want those signs out. But I wasn’t aware that, but who’s actually putting those out, you know?”
Dispatcher: “Um, well, I can’t give you his name but, let me, why don’t you give me your, cell phone is 505-1108?
Dispatcher: “What is your name?”
Dispatcher: “Last Name?”
McArthur: “McArthur. M-c-a r-t-h-u-r.”
Dispatcher: “Ok. Alright. So you just took the sign because you just don’t want it out there?”
McArthur: “Well, it’s Steve Saland’s name on there.”
Di Carlo for Senate lost over 150 signs in the town of Hyde Park alone and an estimated 800 signs across the county. This is what corrupt politicians and their corrupt supporters do. They steal and lie. Should we expect anything else from them? This seemingly small matter speaks to two very important issues, corruption and trust.
-The attached picture shows the signs found in the Dumpster behind McArthur’s place of business on the night of the theft. –
Zachariah A. Chichester