Radical Democrat Antonion Brown, who is running to be the next mayor of Atlanta on a platform that includes cutting funding to the police had his car stolen in broad daylight by a gang of teenagers while he was attending a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
As Fox News reports:
Councilman Antonio Brown was attending a ribbon-cutting ceremony at an event in northeast Atlanta around noon when at least four kids jumped into his car and took off, FOX 5 of Atlanta reported.
“You don’t immediately think, ‘Oh, these kids are going to steal my car,’” Brown said, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The incident occurred amid a recent crime wave in the city. Brown, who joined the city’s mayoral race less than three weeks ago, is running on a campaign of “reimagining public safety,” the paper reported.
Last year, he voted in support of an ordinance to withhold $73 million from the budget of the Atlanta Police Department. The ordinance was narrowly voted down.
Brown reportedly attempted to stop the teens who were in the process of stealing his Mercedes-Benz coupe but ended up being dragged almost a block by the stolen car.