Police in Georgia have arrested Santina Walker, 19, and Cesar Guerrero, 19, who confessed to taking packages outdoors of houses whereas putting fliers for Democratic Senate candidates.
Spokespeople for Rev. Rafael Warnock’s and Jon Ossoff’s campaigns each denied their groups have 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 prison exercise,” a learn an announcement from spokespeople Terrence Clark and Miryam Lipper.
It is unclear whether or not they have been employed by others handy out the fliers, however the incident comes simply earlier than the hotly-contested runoff election that may resolve 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 have been returned to house owners and those who have been unpackaged have been taken on property receipts.
Knowledge launched Thursday confirmed 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 turn into a serious drawback at vacation season. Final yr, the safety firm Safewise estimated about two million packages have been swiped from houses on daily basis.