A City Council candidate who once brought a hatchet to a Planning Commission meeting got the attention of Secret Service agents because he distributed fliers advocating the assassination of President Bush.
The agents and a Ventura County sheriff’s deputy showed up at this week’s council meeting after council members learned of the fliers.
“We were concerned that if he came, we should be prepared for the safety of the council and residents,” Mayor Bob Wilson said.
Daniel Avila, 25, admitted Wednesday that he handed out fliers at the city’s Oktoberfest celebration stating, “President George W. Bush Deserves to Be Assassinated.” The handbill also called for a sex attack on the president’s twin daughters.
Avila, who didn’t attend the Tuesday night council session, wouldn’t discuss his motives.
“I don’t want to give any clue as to whether I’m serious or whether I’m playing around,” he said. “I just think people need to allow something they don’t like in their society to exist. In general that’s what democracy is all about.”
Hmmm. Methinks it’s time someone was given a one way ticket to the funny farm.