In September I spoke at the Eagle Forum XLI organized by Phyllis Schlafly.
I sat on a conference panel on Saturday morning with Gretchen Logue, Ben Evans and editor Nick Eicher.
My brother Joe was back in St. Louis from Hong Kong and joined me at the conference on Saturday morning. Here we are with 88 year-old Phyllis Schlafly.
Two weeks later I got a visit from local police.
I answered my door around noon and saw two men who identified themselves as police investigators. I let them in. The two officers said they wanted to ask me a few questions. I told them I would jump in the shower and meet them at the station. They said they’d rather I wouldn’t and that they would drive me down to the station. So I changed clothes and went outside with them where I saw another officer was hiding to the side of my door. We got in their car and went for a drive.
As we drove (I had no idea why they had picked me up) one investigator started asking me questions. He explained that an elderly man says he was jumped on the night of Thursday September 20, 2012 in a Schnuck’s (local grocery chain) parking lot when he got out of his car and was entering the store. The retired professor has an Obama sticker on his car and told police a tall middle-aged man jumped him from behind and held something to his neck and threatened him because he had an Obama bumper sticker. (Hmm…) The man contacted police after he saw his neck was scratched.
The police said they discovered there was a conservative conference at the hotel across the street from Schnuck’s that weekend. When they saw my photos on the internet they approached the man and he said I looked like the man who attacked him. They still have no video of the “attack.”
The police asked me several times if I had attacked the 70 year-old Obama supporter. I told them I was with friends that night. The police then called my brother back in Hong Kong and asked him if he attacked the retiree when he was in town.
Today I went on with Dana Loesch to discuss the episode.
So there you have it.
Speak at a conservative conference – get detained by police.