Police: ‘Impeach Obama’ Bumper Sticker Leads To Baseball Bat Attack

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GLASTONBURY, Conn. (CTNow) — A 61-year-old man with an “Impeach Obama” bumper sticker on his vehicle was arrested Friday after he used a baseball bat to bash the trunk of another motorist who had given him the finger, police said.

Paul V. Guaschino, of 1149 E. Middle Turnpike in Manchester, followed the motorist who “apparently did not like the bumper sticker and displayed his dislike by showing his middle finger to Guaschino,” police said.

At a stop light, Guaschino got out of his vehicle with a baseball bat and hit the other motorist’s trunk with it, leaving a large dent, police said. The motorist, fearing for his safety, drove off.

Another motorist who witnessed the incident called police. Guaschino was arrested at the scene.

Guaschino is charged with second-degree threatening, second-degree criminal mischief and breach of peace.

He was released on a promise to appear Feb. 20 in Superior Court in Manchester.

By HILDA MUĂ‘OZ/CTNow