Saturday, March 17, 2018

Shocking Video Footage Of Somebody Stealing Andy Bencosme Lawn Signs In ... Arcadia?

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You can see this clip on Andy Bencosme's campaign for Sierra Madre City Council Facebook page if you are registered there as a "friend." Otherwise you're blocked from viewing it. So much for transparency. But thanks to an attentive and thoughtful reader of your friendly neighborhood Tattler, you will now be able to check out this lurid example of unconscionable political crime right here. Be still our troubled hearts.

What you are looking at is a home security video of an individual swiping a couple of Andy Bencosme for City Council yard signs from somebody's front yard. This is, of course, behavior that is frowned upon as an election tactic, and should you get caught doing such an awful thing you could find yourself in considerable hot water with local law enforcement. Plus it makes you look like an idiot.

There is another problem here, however. It appears that this video was filmed in Arcadia. The place you are looking at is located at the rather busy intersection of Arbolada Drive and Foothill Boulevard, a little bit to the south of the city where we believe Andy thinks he is running for City Council.

Andy's Arbolada signs are now back up. 
This is yet one more troubling instance helping to create the unfortunate impression that our Mr. Bencosme is confused about where he is campaigning. We can now add this to those other Arcadia related anomalies we have discussed before.

Here is that list:

1) Andy held his campaign kickoff event at the headquarters of the Arcadia Association of Realtors in Arcadia.

2) His yard signs have been spotted at various Arcadia locations.

3) His campaign mailings are postmarked in Arcadia, and apparently use a stamp number registered to the Arcadia Association of Realtors. Which hopefully has been reported as an in kind campaign contribution to Andy.

What we could be looking at here is a City Council campaign with identity issues.

This raises another question. Is it illegal to swipe campaign yard signs if they are planted in the wrong city? I mean, what law enforcement agency would you call in a situation like this? The Sierra Madre Police Department, or their equally fine equivalents over in Arcadia? Would you be breaking any laws then? How would you explain your concern to the police dispatcher?

There is also the unhappy implication being made on the Andy for City Council Facebook page that this theft was an act committed by somebody from the campaign of a rival candidate in Sierra Madre. Like maybe this was done by a rabid Gene Goss fan or something. It is an unfair accusation.

In reality this might have just been some overly fastidious individual in Arcadia upset about the presence of lawn signs that shouldn't have been in his city in the first place.

More on this controversy should additional information arrive.

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59 comments:

  1. I can see by her emoji that Carol Canterbury is shocked.

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  2. I think the video shows an Andy supporter trying to help him by putting his signs in the correct city and not wasting them in a city where he is not running. If Andy was putting his signs in Duarte wouldn't it be a supporter of his trying to get him back on track so he knows what city he's running in.

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  3. Somebody should put a sign up on Baldwin that says, "Andy! Sierra Madre starts here!"

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  4. Maybe it is an Arcadia code enforcement guy. They are pretty aggressive about that there.

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  5. Too bad the security camera is such low quality. This crime needs to be solved.

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    1. When code enforcement in Arcadia grabs signs for violations, they take them to city hall where they can be reclaimed by the candidate. Has anyone from Andy's campaign checked there?

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    2. Maybe it’s just Andy. He read the Tattler, realized his signs were in Arcadia, then took them down. Could be, right?

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    3. Mmm, I dunno. Why would he post the video on his Facebook page like it's a crime scene.

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    4. there is no such thing as bad press ?

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    5. Bad press is good for letting people know you're bad.

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  6. This of course was another inside job designed to show his lackey supporters that they are fighting for a underdog? or FAT CAT who wants to get back into the feed tough of wasting public tax dollars for himself and political donner friends. Look back at d.j.t. campaign style and you will see a page from his crooked efforts.

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  7. Everyone, please print today's Tattler, give it to your neighbors. Our City Council (Delmar, Arizmendi, and Goss) are running things so well, that this election may be a record low. Please help to get them reelected, and keep Andy the realtor out.

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  8. Don’t bother checking Arcadia code enforcement for a while, they’re off every other Friday and weekends. Another reason why there’s basically NO code enforcement in Arcadia. Want to water your lawn while it’s raining? No problem. Contractor doing construction on a Sunday? No problem. Drain your pool down the street without a permit? No problem. Lawn not mowed in 6 months? No problem. Basically do want anyone wants and let the city go further to pot, they don’t care.

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    1. Sierra Madre is going to pot. But only six plants at a time.

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    2. @ 8:00am, the Tattler needs those little laugh emojis like on facebook. :-)

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  9. Ahhh, another front porch security camera. Have you seen the videos of people from their smart phones talking to the person at their porch saying “what do you want, go away, the police are on their way”. Then the dude kicks in the door and by time cops show him and your possessions are long gone.
    Don’t be fooled into thinking all the home security systems are doing much to deter these burglaries.

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    1. my dog and my gun do the job chumps

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  10. I think it is staged by the Andy campaign people to make us think another candidate did it for some sympathy.

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    1. Andy is running an issueless campaign designed to appeal to people who don't know anything.

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    2. I agree, 8:03. It seems like a set-up, and why does he care about that area in Arcadia?

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    3. Somebody just sent me a picture. The signs are now back up. I'll post it when I get back to my computer.

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    4. That's the first thing I thought. Now, he is getting free FaceTime on the blog. Pull the story. It's fake news.

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    5. It exposes what a consummate phony Jose is. Leave it up.

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  11. Spread the word 8:06...I still can't figure out why he is running.

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    1. Developers and their foreign money are pushing him so he'll help them rape Sierra Madre.

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    2. It wouldn’t be Goss friends who took the signs, he and Andy are best buddies!

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    3. Maybe he was taking them home for cleaning.

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  12. The front page of the Mountain Views News says that the City of Sierra Madre is threatening to sue the Pasadena Tea Party because the Pasadena Tea Party used the City of Sierra Madre logo/seal on an email the Pasadena Tea Party sent out telling people to vote Yes on Measure D. I'd like to sue David McMonigle and Earl Richey for being so incredibly stupid in their ballot argument that they say Sierra Madre is going insolvent so we should cut the General Fund revenue by 25% by repealing the UUT. Hey I know, my car is almost out of gas so gas should be banned to force me to switch to a bicycle because David McMonigle thinks that is best. After this absurd and ridiculous election is over McMonigle and his wife should be shunned by the entire town.

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    1. I am not going to vote for Measure D. But the Mountain Views News is even more dogmatic and fat headed than those they are attacking.

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    2. McMonigle has a big house and a big guest house and a big detached 3 car garage and a big pool and a nice big green front lawn at 233 Ramona. How dare you make him pay UUT on all the utilities he uses (he likely consuming three times as much as the average homeowner) to pay for police and fire and baby rhyme time. And stay off his lawn.

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    3. I will vote Yes. Too high a rate. Just look at you bills.

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    4. We are some of the Sierra Madreans who don't have a lot of money - btw, I think we're in the majority, and that the increase in housing prices and the wealthy newcomers have skewed the statistics - and I am very interested in keeping costs down. That's why I want to keep the council that saved the city a cool million through smart administration. The council members I trust have said the UUT is really necessary, so I'm going along with it, but that's it. No more big tax increases. This is NOT Arcadia.

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    5. and McMonigle was a Gene Goss supporter in 2012 even though Gene Goss campaigned to raise the UUT and is campaigning against McMonigle's measure. or is he.

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  13. Whoever lives in that house gave Bencosme the video footage, yeah?
    This just seems odd.

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  14. It's a false flag operation. A Dominican Republic false flag. Just like the Florida Parkland shooting where the cops and FBI intentionally let that freak ramp himself up over years and then when he was triggered by his handlers to do the shooting they stood outside and gave the order to "stage" and not go in to maximize the deaths (the shooter left after 6 minutes but some students laid in their blood for 40 minutes before the police let the EMTs in). And now we see the fruition of what they want...a push for national gun confiscation. Meanwhile the guards in the jail say that the shooter appears to be suffering from a drug withdrawal...because his mind control drugs have worn off.

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    1. You're insane.

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    2. Mod, would you consider removing that 10:34 post? It's too cray-cray, even for the Tattler.

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    3. Nah. That kind of talk is out there, and has to be acknowledged. I can't hide the world from you. You'll just have to buck up and deal with it.

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    4. It's hard to see people use kids' deaths to further their own delusional agendas.

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    5. Didn’t check in yesterday, but saw 2:45’s comment and had to respond.

      Yeah, those parents had a particular agenda and the AR-15 shredded bodies of their children were an oh so convenient gift that helped them with their agenda.

      You are quite a rank pos 2:45.

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  15. I think it's idiotic to put up signs in a different town than the one a candidate is trying to represent, but is it illegal?
    It may be the name saturation/bandwagon/people are sheep strategy - make people believe everyone is voting for that person, so that they have no ideas of their own but also vote that way.

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  16. I spoke with a friend this morning who had an Andy sign in their yard. I told her about the role the Arcadia Association of Realtors payed in the attempt to destroy our downtown with the DSP. She told me she asked Andy about development and he told her he wouldn't think of changing a thing. The sign is now down. Fight for Sierra Madre.

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    1. If he wouldn't change a thing, why is he running for city council? I smell a rat.

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    2. About six months ago his wife told me that Andy is going from being a realtor to a developer. They have development investments in town. Any title search experts out there?

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    3. 2:00, say it ain't so.

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  17. It is a set up. Dirty politics. Plain and Simple.

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  18. Could have been staged by his campaign to blame others. Dirty trick by Andy.

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    1. If you're dumb enough to put your signs in the wrong town you deserve to have them stolen. Go back to selling comic books, Andy.

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  19. Tailor made for the Tattler because it involves both Arcadia and Sierra Madre. Notice the perpetrator appears to be looking directly at the camera as he crosses the street in the beginning and then again looks at the camera as he walks away from taking down the sign to the right. perhaps looking at the front door of the house...or looking to make sure he is in the frame...or he is looking at the person filming and giving him direction.

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    1. Good parsing, 11:44.

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    2. Stupid political trick. Andy is running a very weird campaign,

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  20. Arcadia has candidates running in districts. Is it allowed that a candidate can put their signs in another candidate's district besides their own. Monday morning, a Tattler Researcher needs to find out. That may be the reason Andy's signs were taken down. He is not running for City Council in Arcadia (although he seems confused about that) and his signs should not be litering up their messy enough already election.

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  21. We all are voting to keep the Council honest and work with what they got; vote yes on Measure D.
    If this council wants to do some real work, fight Sacramento. Ban together with other cities and demand that property taxes be restored to all cities. Why should I have to continue to subsidize everyone just to live in California?

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    1. Measure D does not let them work with what they got...Measure D repeals the UUT and lowers the General Fund revenue by 25%.

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  22. 10:34am. The problem appears to be that the handlers never administered the mind calming drugs. Or maybe he sold them to the school bullies and bought some off roster guns?

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  23. Deputies report he’s like a zombie. Just stares and talks to himself. Withdrawing from his meds.

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