Gary Root, East Naples man, accused of throwing pennies at Democrats, blaming Obama for high taxes

He said that's all he has left after being taxed

— An East Naples man is accused of opening the door of the Democratic Party of Collier County office on Livingston Road and throwing pennies at workers.

Gary Root, 71, of the 1400 block of Tiffany Lane, East Naples, told Collier deputies he tossed in a penny as a contribution because that's "all he has left after being taxed by (President Barack) Obama," according to an arrest report.

Root faces a misdemeanor trespassing charge for the 6:45 p.m. Friday arrest. He already was given a trespass warning for the same location in May.

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