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Son of Ex-GOP Congressman Arrested For Vandalizing Trump National Golf Course

Florida police have arrested the 18-year old son of former Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney after they caught him defacing a sign at Trump National Golf Club.

He spray painted BLM (Black Lives Matter) on a sign at Trump’s golf course.

The disappointed former Republican congressman said his son “made a mistake” and “would pay the price for it.”

“Hopefully he learns a lesson and moves forward in a positive way,” Rooney added. “He’s gonna plead guilty to it.”

From WPTV:

Thomas Joseph J. Rooney was booked into the county jail early Tuesday. He faces one misdemeanor count of criminal mischief causing property damage of $200 or less, according to court records.

Rooney told Jupiter police he did it “because of unequal treatment in the justice system,” according to the arrest report.

“B.L.M.” is an abbreviation for the “black lives matter” movement.

Jail records indicate Rooney was released on his own recognizance about four hours after being booked into jail.

According to police records, Trump National Golf Club reported the vandalism at 10:50 p.m. Monday.

A security officer at the club said he saw someone on a security camera spray-painting the sign before “walking westbound on Donald Ross Rd.,” the report said.

A Jupiter police officer conducted a traffic stop for a suspected tag light violation nearby. The driver “matched the suspect’s description and a can of black spray paint” was found, according to the police report.

Rooney is scheduled to appear in Palm Beach County court for a July 29 arraignment.

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