Monday, October 22, 2012

Sign Thefts Caught On Video

Over at the mean-spirited Costa Mesa Taxpayers Association Facebook page, President Jim Fitzpatrick is posting a video clip that was apparently taken over the weekend on Fair Drive of a man stealing campaign signs.  You can watch that dark, grainy video below.  There is a $500 reward being offered for the apprehension of this guy.

In an effort to help with the apprehension of this person I snatched some images from the video and enhanced them.  You can see those below.


Please understand that I think this whole sign-stealing thing is stupid, petty, juvenile and just plain wrong - regardless which side of the political argument you are on.  I hope all of you who are involved will just STOP.

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Anonymous Pot Calling Kettle... said...

Since you seem to believe the Costa Mesa Taxpayers Association is 'mean-spirited', I wonder what you would call the personal, vitriolic comments from your readers against Mr. Mensinger, Righeimer, Monahan, Fitzpatrick, et. al. If mean spiritedness is so offensive to you, why do you publish it?

10/22/2012 10:29:00 AM  
Blogger Gericault said...

Looks like a fat suit , with a fake beard, and a shaved head......

10/22/2012 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Slayer Fan said...

I think his name is Kerry King, look him up.

10/22/2012 10:45:00 AM  
Blogger Bruce Krochman said...

What, we caught Big Foot on tape?

This is worth some serious coinage!!!

Yep, pretty stupid. Oh well... 15 more days!

10/22/2012 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Animal Kingdom said...

Looks a lot like Riggy wearing a scalp cover mask and fake beard. Wait, it can't be- the animals like and follow him..

10/22/2012 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous honeyman said...

There are a couple questions that come to mind....Who is offering the $500 reward? And secondly, what was Fitzy doing, just happen to be hanging out with video camera?

10/22/2012 11:24:00 AM  
Blogger Rich said...

Who did the video? Why didnt they get out and confront the guy? Or at least yell to not steal the signs. If they were to afraid to get their butt kicked, why didnt they follow him to his house and get an address? Or a license plate?

This is like the infamous Big foot walking in the forest video. $5 says it is a set up. Why didnt they outsource the set up like they do their signs and call center to a FOREIGN country?

10/22/2012 11:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Gary W. Craig, CPA said...

Kerry King would give the sign a hard look and it would burst into flames.

Thats Tank Abbott from HB.

10/22/2012 11:36:00 AM  
Anonymous CM Resident said...

Geoff West,

Regarding this Sign Thief video, forgive me for being a bit skeptic, but I find it hard to believe you really care about the 3M and Measure V signs. Watching this bastard steal and destroy signs is criminal and I hope he goes to jail as a result. I also hope we find out who his employer is and loses his Union backed job. We will find out soon enough all his connections to YOUR favored candidates. It’s too late now.

You characterized the Costa Mesa Taxpayers Association as a mean-spirited organization. This just shows just how out of touch you are with reality. I am not even going to defend them. That would be pointless.

You have been attacking our city CouncilMen and anyone who is aligned with them in the most ruthless, mean spirited way for many years. Not only do you attack the politician, you attack the person, his appearance, his family, his wife, his kids and whatever else you can think of. You find fault in everything and anything they do. You fabricate conspiracy theories and you allow your proxies to do the same day after day without end. You post goofy pictures of them, you equate them to farm animals, make fun of their looks, their speech, their hair, how they walk, etc. You do all this every day on every issue no matter what good they do for our city. You sir are so full of hate you are blinded to any good they do. The reality is they do a lot of good and will continue to do so way after November 6th.

This Sign Thief video shows one of YOUR allies doing this most despicable act but I know it really gives you great pleasure. Why shouldn’t it? It is not your property he is destroying and you think it helps your cause. Watch as the bastard ignores the Weitzberg sign and tears up the 3M sign. The Measure V sign is too thick but if he had his pocket box cutter, he most likely would have torn that to shreds also. Mr. West, this man and you are at the same level in the evolutionary scale. Stop with the fake pleads of civility. If you were able, I am confident you would be out their helping him with the destruction.

Geoff, you may feel you are doing Costa Mesa and this world a service with your blog, well, guess what? You are not. You will die a sad, lonely, angry man and have nothing to show for your life.


10/22/2012 12:51:00 PM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

CM Resident,
Thanks for your friendly little note. Despite your rant, you will note that I have provided the best images of this guy, hoping they will help identify and apprehend him. Why would I bother if I didn't actually CARE about this kind of misbehavior. He was, after all, swiping signs of those I oppose.

I've watched the video several times and, regardless which feed used, am unable to get a clear view of the guy without stopping the video and snatching the images and massaging them. You're welcome for the effort I expended in doing that. I could have simply ignored it, couldn't I?

I'm sorry you feel the way you do, but I can't do anything about it. I post my views based on the facts as I know them... and I do it with my name attached - not like you anonymous cowards do who hide behind pen names.

I'm comfortable with the contributions I make to this community and the discussion of important issues. If you don't like what you read here just don't bother to visit the site. It takes a pretty stupid person to self-inflict so much pain. Get over it or stay away.

10/22/2012 01:06:00 PM  
Anonymous EDD said...

"Geoff, you may feel you are doing Costa Mesa and this world a service with your blog, well, guess what? You are not. You will die a sad, lonely, angry man and have nothing to show for your life"

Sounds like Fitzy still isn't fully employed. He needs to slouch and smirk more like Colon.

10/22/2012 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous CM Resident said...


As far as I am concerned, you are as guilty as this bastard. His weapon is the box cutter, yours is your computer terminal. The end result is about the same. More misery for everyone.

Regarding enhancing the video images, that is kind of like the child abductor helping the search party find the child he murdered and buried.

Save your good intentions for something else. I don't buy it.

10/22/2012 01:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Pullis said...

CM Res, all WE can do is laugh at your post!!!

We think it is you who will die a sad, lonely, angry person and have nothing to show for your life.

10/22/2012 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Central Valley Farm Animals said...

Hey! Who doesn't like us farm animals? We're all for the big 3 and especially our homey Stevie!

Stevie, come on back here to Stockton, bring Bever, and beat on some homeless while we moo!

10/22/2012 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Barry said...

He's a City EMPLOYEE!!!

What a surprise.

Get the resume ready buddy.

10/22/2012 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Amber Shu said...

WE think Cm Resident meant to post their rant on CMPRESS.

10/22/2012 01:21:00 PM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

CM Resident,
I read your last comment and thought awhile about whether to post it or just reject it for the meanness of it. I opted to let you demonstrate to the readers here just what a jerk you are. Do you really think you sway opinion with that crap? You're one sick person.

10/22/2012 01:41:00 PM  
Anonymous honeyman said...

Went on the CMTA facebook page for the first time today and low and behold, found this link to the racist Millards ramblings (unless they delete it as in the past):

Costa Mesa Taxpayers shared a link.

October 16.


Like · Comment · Share.

Costa Mesa Taxpayers likes this.

...but they accuse Geoff of being mean-spirited. Hypocritcal, lying, racist, crooks. Disgusting individuals.

10/22/2012 02:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Jeffrey said...

There are photos of the 3M's and Millard. You just have to look.

10/22/2012 02:39:00 PM  
Anonymous CM Taxpayer said...

We appreciate the support of this blog and any residents who can help identify this individual.

We expect more news soon.

10/22/2012 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous honeyman said...

And now, it's gone!

An hour ago, I posted about the CMTA's link to Millards venom. A half-hour later, a post from CM Taxpayer. Now, that link is gone from the facebook page. You do the math.

They have no shame. They are more than willing to link to that evil, racist, scumbag's trash...until they are caught and shown for the cowardly people they REALLY are.

10/22/2012 03:10:00 PM  
Anonymous quiet observation said...

I am a member of the CM Taxpayers Assoc. I joined this group so I could keep up with their obvious agenda. I am very tempted to post the list of possible suspects in sign-gate. The list shows the straws these under-worked individuals are grasping at.


10/22/2012 03:11:00 PM  
Anonymous jiffyoil said...

first, honeyman take your meds, you are about to have a stroke.

Second, Barry you claim this is a city employee? Do you have proof? Although he looks like one who may do fleet maintenance he could also be a tow truck driver in a private firm. I doubt he is a city employee because he only ripped apart two signs and failed on the third. Don't you know that our city employees are the bestest? ask wendy.

10/22/2012 04:05:00 PM  
Blogger kwahlf said...

"CM Resident"- Fitzy, your vitriol gave you away. You try to sound so darn proper, yet interject so much venom in your posts. You need to start posting under your own name and your own photo, or at least your initials like I do. Then, maybe people can begin to take you seriously.

10/22/2012 05:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Gabe Kotter said...

There are many aspects of the video that raise suspicion of its source. What are the odds of taping someone directly across the street, at the perfect moment, and not being spotted by the alleged culprit? The alleged sign thief isn't covering himself with a disguise, isn't moving in a fast manner as to elude apprehension, and it seems like that is his house and is simply removing signs that were placed on his property or near it. If the video was taken and released by Jim Fitzpatrick then the public should use extreme skepticism regarding its authenticity. Personally I am more unnerved that Fitzpatrick is creeping around Costa Mesa streets, at night, with a camera. If I was giving the choice of calling the police on a man taking down signs on his property or reporting a suspicious man lurking in the dark with a camera then I'm calling on the man hiding with a camera. Jim Fitzpatrick is reminiscent of George Zimmerman. I feel that Fitzpatrick is becoming a danger to our community at-large because of his increasing erratic behavior with his intrusion. If anyone spots Fitzpatrick lurking in the dark with a camera then they should call 911 immediately.

10/22/2012 05:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Proxy-mate Cause said...

"you allow your proxies to do the same day after day without end. You post goofy pictures of them, you equate them to farm animals, make fun of their looks, their speech, their hair, how they walk, etc."

Now listen up you sad sack of a human being:

YOUR friends bear part responsibility for the death of one of our city workers.

YOUR leader is a chubby little punk with a Napoleon complex who rants almost daily in a Richard Simmons voice and who is stepping on the heads of our remaining employees, especially police and fire, to further his political career and help his friends.

YOUR stupid, masochistic, sycophantic ways are offensive to those of us who work and fully support our families.

YOUR best bet is to put the golf cart away and take care of your family. Tell Boss Hogg his boots are clean enough and you will stop licking.

Get up tomorrow and be a man.

10/22/2012 06:14:00 PM  
Anonymous 2 crimes dont make a right said...

I would like the person who put the signs on Fair Drive illegally arrested for littering. I will offer a reward for info on that person... who I am guessing knowingly did so.

10/22/2012 07:05:00 PM  
Anonymous unionlabel said...

well dang. there goes the theory that cmtax and ocgop set this up. turns out it is a UNION city employee me thinks. HAHA to all you conspiracists. Put your tinfoil hats back on and dream up some other crap to pin on the patriotic republicans. shame on you all. he wasn't the bestest or brightest after all.

10/22/2012 07:14:00 PM  
Anonymous College Park Resident said...

Could it be that the guy took the signs down because it is difficult to see on coming traffic on the corner with the campaign trash in the way?

10/22/2012 07:41:00 PM  
Anonymous thuggery said...

maybe so college park. how did he miss the weitzberg sign? he went by it three times. zap! wrong again.

10/22/2012 09:43:00 PM  
Anonymous you lose said...

"Rich", time to get a little poorer. pay up the $5 . it was no setup, just a bestest being dumb, getting caught.

10/22/2012 09:44:00 PM  
Blogger Rich said...

" you lose said...
"Rich", time to get a little poorer. pay up the $5 . it was no setup, just a bestest being dumb, getting caught."

Well, bring me the signed and filed police report with your conclusion and I will give you the $5 Jim, you know where I am. BTW, can you break a roll of quareters?

10/23/2012 11:59:00 AM  

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