A 19-year-old Pennsylvania councilman is in jail after he drunkenly stole Mitt Romney campaign signs from a neighbor’s lawn and then drove his car through a soybean field, destroying an acre of crops, according to police.
Young Kyle Bower’s alcohol-fueled joyride was cut short when his car got stuck in the field and Bower, the youngest elected official in the tiny town of Alburtis, decided to abandon it — leaving the campaign signs and a couple empty beer bottles inside.
Bower is now facing a felony charge of agricultural crop destruction, two misdemeanors for agricultural vandalism and criminal mischief, as well as lesser charges for property damage, driving on cultivated land and underage drinking, according to court records.
He is being held at Lehigh County jail on a $5,000 bail for the Oct. 3 incident.
This isn’t Bower’s first time behind bars.
He was jailed just nine months ago on charges of escaping arrest and stalking after he threw a brick through a former girlfriend’s window and wriggled out of handcuffs during an alcohol-related arrest.