Patricia Bence is chair of the Tioga County Democratic Committee. She and Martha Robertson were harassed at the Owego Strawberry Festival parade on Saturday, June 21, by Reed’s agent. She writes:
At the Strawberry Festival parade in Owego on Saturday, Tom Reed’s campaign had a tracker follow us and Martha all through the parade route. Not on the sidelines but video camera in our faces. We tripped over him, tried covering up his camera and just got darn mad. Not Martha, she remained calm.
He followed us all the way to the end of the parade. And we had to hide because he wanted to know where we parked! It was all so disgusting. I was looking for a security officer the whole way, but didn”t see one. People were noticing toward the end that something was wrong and we were trying to stop him from videotaping. This was not the usual tracking it was harassment and totally uncalled for. Reed should be called to account for this act of stalking. Or am I wrong? This kind of aggressiveness is something I have never seen.
Here are her pictures:
What do others think? Was this reprehensible?
© William Hungerford – June 2014