Police in Georgia have arrested Santina Walker, 19, and Cesar Guerrero, 19, who confessed to taking packages outdoors of properties whereas inserting fliers for Democratic Senate candidates.
Spokespeople for Rev. Rafael Warnock’s and Jon Ossoff’s campaigns each denied their groups had been affiliated with them, the August Chronicle reported.
“These people will not be related to or paid by our campaigns and we strongly condemn this legal exercise,” a learn a press release from spokespeople Terrence Clark and Miryam Lipper.
It is unclear whether or not they had been employed by others handy out the fliers, however the incident comes simply earlier than the hotly-contested runoff election that can determine the steadiness of energy in Washington.
Investigators reportedly discovered packages in a automobile pushed by Walker after conducting a site visitors cease. Based on Maj. Steve Morris of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Workplace, the packages had been returned to homeowners and those who had been unpackaged had been taken on property receipts.
Information launched Thursday showed greater than 2 million Georgians already voting forward of the election. That included greater than 1 / 4 of all registered voters within the state.
Combating, so-called “Porch Pirates” — those that steal delivered packages from Amazon and different retailers — has change into a significant drawback at vacation season. Final yr, the safety firm Safewise estimated about two million packages had been swiped from properties day-after-day.