The owner of a non-union electrical contracting company was the target of vandalism, and when he saw a security light go on at his home and went to investigate, things really got serious. As the owner stepped outside he was shot and wounded, before the suspect fled. No one has been apprehended, but it shouldn't be that difficult to solve - the idiots wrote 'scab' on the side of his car. More violence from the left that the media will ignore?
The Blaze reports:
John King owns one of Toledo’s largest non-union electrical contracting businesses. With 25 employees and an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, King’s business reportedly often thrives while other unionized electrical contracting businesses fail due to their higher rates.
However, King’s success may be making him a prime target for union thugs, including threats and violence.
King says he holds no animus towards the union, stating that he only ever wanted to do what he loved to do. Labor Union Report writes that after some college, King did a stint with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers before being drafted into the military. Following his service, King went solo and became the youngest independent electrical contractor in the Toledo area.
But King’s success, especially during the recession, may have come with a price, including lawsuits, harassment, slashed tires and multiple incidents of vandalism, just to name a few.
But the other day, things escalated even further, as King was shot after he caught someone trying to vandalize his SUV! And what was written on the side? The word "SCAB"!
"I'm a licensed electrical contractor and we've kind of until last Wednesday been trying to keep ourself pretty obscured. However, things changed here this year with the downturn of the economy and suddenly our phones have been ringing and ringing and ringing," King told Glenn on radio this morning.
"My life all changed last Wednesday. This is all different. This landscape right now has changed dramatically. We've had issues in the past. I've been ‑‑ I'm the youngest electrical contractor, I started as the youngest electrical contractor in the City of Toledo and we are now the largest nonunion electrical contractor. We're associated with the Association of Building Contractors, which is ABC. And we've had issues just started up again as of late, you know, with, you know, private property."
"Being vandalized and with the tires being flat and the windows broke out and things of that nature and, you know, vandals don't do that. So we ‑‑ I guess I've accepted that as part of my business and I shouldn't have to but like I said last week, this thing has all changed now. You know, I woke up one night and I have a security light in front of my house and unfortunately I walked outside when I probably shouldn't have. I tried to find ‑‑ assuming that it was just somebody vandalizing the vehicle. In the area where we live, we just don't have that happening. My home's always been my safe haven."
"As soon as I yelled to the individual, it was just spontaneous. It was one shot fired at me and, you know, I just dropped to my knees and crawled through my foyer and ran back into the master bedroom."
When the police arrived, they saw that the car had been vandalized that King's shoulder had been grazed by the bullet. He was a few inches away from a much more serious injury.
King, however, isn't going anywhere.
"I'm staying here, Glenn. I'm not going anywhere now," he said on radio.