The culprit behind the thefts of two memorial signs dedicated to Sandy Hook victims has been caught. Andrew Truelove, 28, contacted the Daily Banter under the pseudonym “Mark Felt” to claim responsibility for the thefts of the two 50-pound vinyl signs honoring Grace McDonnell and Chase Kowalski, two of shooter Adam Lanza’s 26 victims.
When the Banter asked for evidence, Truelove sent photos of the missing signs…and his middle finger.
In each instance, Truelove had contacted the parents of the child to let them know that Sandy Hook was a hoax, and their children “never existed.” The “truther” is of the opinion that, since he has not see any dead bodies, and the parents have, according to him, never cried on camera, the entire Sandy Hook “story’ must be a lie.
The Banter’s Chez Pazienza assisted police in uncovering Truelove’s identity and locating him. “He was deliberate. He wasn’t ranting,” Pazienza said of his call with Truelove. “However, he was saying things that made no sense whatsoever. At the same time, he was having the type of conversation that you and I would have about going to Starbucks for a coffee.”
Truelove was arrested in Herndon, VA, where he was renting a room. Grand larceny charges are pending in both New Jersey and Connecticut, where the signs were stolen.