CLIFTON — Two women distributing pamphlets opposing President Obama’s health care plan were squirted with purple paint by a woman who didn’t agree with their message.
The suspect, who fled before police arrived, approached the table on Oct. 20 at about 4:42 p.m. and picked up one of the handouts, said detective Capt. Robert Rowan. After reading the information, Rowan said the woman became angry and told the two women she was not happy that they were comparing the President to fascists.
After reading the information she left, but returned a short while later, Rowan said, armed with purple acrylic brilliant paint, which she squirted on the table, the handouts and the women. The paint was purchased at the nearby AC Moore craft store in the shopping center at the corner of Allwood Road and Bloomfield Avenue.
Police responded but were unable to locate the suspect, described as a white woman in her 20s with dark hair tied up in a ponytail, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and about 140 pounds. The handouts, the table and a number of clip boards were ruined by the paint, Rowan said.
Initially police said the women were distributing the anti-health care information on behalf of a local pharmaceutical company, but on further investigation they said they learned the victims were distributing the pamphlets on behalf of a Lyndon LaRouche political action committee.
LaRouche is a political activist who has run for president of the United States under the Labor Party and the Democratic Party.
(News Source: NorthJersey. com)