OKC Man Stopped for Anti-Obama Sign
Posted: Feb 19, 2009 11:17 AM CST
Updated: Feb 19, 2009 11:18 AM CST
OKLAHOMA CITY -- A construction worker with an anti-President Obama sign in his pickup truck window was stopped by police who confiscated the homemade sign.
Chip Harrison of Oklahoma City had a sign reading 'Abort Obama, not the unborn' when he was stopped by two officers last week.
Harrison said an officer told him the sign could be considered a threat to the president and police notified the Secret Service.
The officers took the sign but later returned it to Harrison and police said the officers were "overzealous."
Special Agent in charge Adrian Andrews of the Secret Service's Oklahoma City field office said agents interviewed Harrison and determined he's not a threat.
Harrison said he's no fan of Obama but the sign is a political statement opposing abortion, not a threat to Obama.
He said the sign is back in his truck and that he's considering whether to pursue a civil matter against the police for what he considers a violation of his right to free speech.