When Hypersensitive Republican Trolls Call the Cops

15 Nov

On October 27th, Genesee County Democratic Committeeman Chris Charvella posted this to his “Rural Democrats” blog:

A certain legislator from Genesee County, let’s pretend his name is Sharome Glasshole, is also the Genesee County republican ‘sign guy.’  Yesterday when I got to work, there was a Mike Ranzenhofer sign in the lawn in front of the flower shop next door to my place of business.  Most people don’t know that the company I work for owns the flower shop property as well and the only person in the company who would authorize a political sign on either property would be…you guessed it, me.

Now, there’s no way to be sure who put the sign there, but we can certainly make an educated guess or two.

So, to the Genesee County ‘sign guy’ and the Ranzenhofer campaign:  The next time I see an unauthorized sign go up in front of a commercial property, I’m going to harvest the damn thing, march straight down to republican headquarters and cram it up the first ass I see.

Republican Genesee County Legislator, Ranzenhofer hack, and sock-puppeted internet troll Jerome Grasso is the “sign guy” to whom Charvella refers in that post as “Sharome Glasshole”.

A few days later, “Glasshole” paid an uninvited visit to Charvella’s own home:

I had to stop by my house this afternoon to conduct a little personal business.  When I pulled up I saw a Mike Ranzenhofer sign on my lawn; obviously I hadn’t ordered one up from the Genesee County Republican Committee.  So I chuckled and walked over to pull it.  As I got closer I noticed that someone had written a personal message on it.

Written in blue pen across the top right-hand side of the sign was this: ‘Courtesy of Sharome Glasshole.’

The post goes on to accuse Grasso of being a deadbeat, a hack, a dirty cop, and a troll with too much time on his dirty hands.  It ends with a picture of the creepy-looking Rape Ewok bearing the legend “prepare your anus”, in reference to what Charvella had he’d do with any Ranzenhofer signs he’d find.

On election day, Charvella left a voice mail for Grasso:

‘Hello Jerome.  Chris Charvella calling.  It’s nice to know you read my blog.  Have a nice day.’

This past weekend, Grasso had Charvella arrested for “aggravated harassment” The Batavian has the story here.

From the jury instruction on that charge:

a person is guilty of Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree when, with intent to harass, annoy, threaten or alarm another person, he or she intentionally and repeatedly harasses another person by following such person in or about a public place or places or by engaging in a course of conduct or by repeatedly committing acts which places such person in reasonable fear of physical injury.

Maybe Grasso shouldn’t have placed lawn signs for Senate failure Mike Ranzenhofer without permission, and maybe Grasso shouldn’t have (allegedly) trespassed on Charvella’s property to send him a message.  Did Grasso really think that Charvella would ram a Ranzenhofer sign up his ass, or retain the services of the rape Ewok to do it for him? I’m just saying.

6 Responses to “When Hypersensitive Republican Trolls Call the Cops”

  1. Ward November 15, 2010 at 7:55 am #

    Maybe Alan needs to get over that whole Ranzenhofer E.C. Leg. thing once and for all.

  2. pirate's code November 15, 2010 at 9:18 am #

    And maybe Mr. Charvella shouldn’t have made his bloggy tough guy threat to cram things up someone’s ass…or is he getting a pass for his “I’ll take you out” moment?

    Easily settled…dueling (nerf) pistols at ten paces, for charity.

  3. Christopher Smith November 15, 2010 at 9:48 am #

    I didn’t read the post because I’m assuming that I won’t be interested, but that picture is epic monday win.

  4. Hank November 15, 2010 at 1:29 pm #

    That’s not even politics. That’s sandbox stuff that 5 year olds do—BOTH of them.

  5. RaChaCha November 15, 2010 at 7:48 pm #

    When I lived in LeRoy (pronounced LEEroy, no matter what anyone else tells you), my county legislator was Michael Welsh, who was a really good egg. At the time, he was one of the few (perhaps only) Dems in the legislature, but I recall him being well regarded by all. He was very conscientious and thoughtful about parks and recreation, and we had some good discussions about promoting a trail system in and around the village (prior to my moveout). I recall that we worked with the state to get an embankment configured to facilitate future trail use when an abandoned rail bridge was removed from over a highway near the village. In short, just the kind of engaged and effective person most folks want to have representing them on a legislative body.

    Especially in light of that, to read about this Barney/Grasso guy now representing that district is downright disturbing and sad. Apparently (according to this article: http://tinyurl.com/23jasno ) he was backed by the GOP to run against Welsh in 2005. Since then, I suspect that folks who voted for Grasso over Welsh have experienced no small measure of buyer’s remorse — perhaps it’s time for Welsh to run to retake the seat!

  6. festaris November 16, 2010 at 9:43 am #

    On different occasions, Jerome Grasso has tried to have a past mayor of Leroy and the village court clerk arrested but police refused. This time it appears he went cop shopping until he found someone who would do his bidding. He’s currently trying to get rid of a county court operation that the sheriff’s office uses to save taxpayer money so they probably advised Jerome to do with his nuisance charges what he should’ve done with the political signs.
    But this is Genesee County, where someone like Jerome can be foreclosed on nearly a million dollars worth of speculative real estate and still be the chair of the legislature’s ways and mean committee, his chief qualification for the post being an (R) after his name.

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