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Report: Warnock, Ossoff supporters arrested for stealing Christmas packages while distributing fliers

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The memo:

  • The Columbia County Sheriff's Office arrested Santina Walker and Cesar Guerrero on multiple charges.
  • The duo allegedly stole packages from porches ahead of Christmas while distributing political fliers supporting Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock.
  • Guerrero is accused of punching a police officer in the head during the arrest, as well.

Two supporters of Georgia Democratic Senate candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff apparently couldn’t wait until January to redistribute some wealth.

The Augusta Chronicle on Wednesday reported that the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Santina Walker and Cesar Guerrero for allegedly stealing packages from porches of homes in Evans and Grovetown ahead of Christmas.

Walker and Guerrero, each 19 years old, “confessed to taking the packages Tuesday and Wednesday while doing their jobs distributing political fliers,” the newspaper reported.

These fliers support the candidacies of Warnock and Ossoff, although campaign spokespeople were quick to distance themselves from the young political workers.

“These individuals are not associated with or paid by our campaigns and we strongly condemn this criminal activity,” Warnock and Ossoff campaign spokespeople Terrence Clark and Miryam Lipper (respectively) said.

Walker and Guerrero were reportedly charged with four counts of misdemeanor theft by taking.

To make matters worse, Guerrero was also charged with felony obstruction for allegedly “punching a deputy multiple times in the head while being taken into custody.”

This type of alleged conduct will not be dissuaded by past statements from Warnock, such as him previously calling police officers “gangsters” and “thugs.”

Warnock will face U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) at the ballot box on January 5, while Ossoff is challenging U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA).

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Sean Ross is the editor-in-chief of The Georgia Memo and Yellowhammer News. You can reach him via email at Sean@GeorgiaMemo.com