Someone has been vandalizing banks in the leafy, prosperous suburbs to the east of San Francisco, scrawling slogans such as "FORECLOSED" on their windows.
Bank security cameras captured the vandal in the act, that's him above. Police publicized the photo via email and text message and solicited the public's help identifying the little shite.
It didn't take long. His name is Jared Bedecarre, he is 23 years old and he lives in Clayton, California.
According to the Walnut Creek Police Department:
Bedecarre is active in the “Occupy Movement” and stated he was attempting to get a message out but did not intend to damage any of the banks. Bedecarre was not arrested and the cases will be turned over to the District Attorney’s office for review of possible charges.He was "attempting to get a message out." This, folks, is the next stage of the Occupy movement. Frustrated that malodorous gatherings of anarchists squatting in tents did not convince Americans to renounce capitalism and overthrow western industrial society, they have adopted the radical, brave tactic of scrawling words on windows. Righteous, man! Shake them to their core with your magic marker!
Thanks to Google, I've learned other things about Jared. For example, Jared is a Truther. He belongs to a Meetup group called SF Truth Action, which describes itself thus:
SF Truth Action is a grassroots activist organization committed to raising public awareness about the true nature of the events of September 11th, 2001.With his views on geopolitics, I presume that Jared is learning to speak Arabic, and that this holiday season he is gifting the women in his life with burkas.
Please join us and take action to expose the 9/11 cover-up and bring an end to the fraudulent 'Global War on Terror.'
Wondering what kind of hellhole Clayton must be to nurture such misdirected rage in someone young and able-bodied? In 2011, CNN/Money ranked Clayton 83rd in the Top 100 Places to Live based on the town's natural beauty, trails, and Old West heritage. In 2009, Clayton's estimated household income was $125,572, more than twice California's average household income of $58,391.
My Google search also revealed Jared's home address, which I will not reveal here. But it's a nice house, I'm guessing he lives with his parents.
Jared probably drove to the banks he vandalized in his Dad's car. It's a nice car.
Jared Bedecarre is already becoming the subject of mockery in the leafy suburbs whose values he has chosen to spit upon. An online story about rocks being thrown at car windows inspired a reader comment that the culprit was probably Jared Bedecarre, attempting to get a message out about the Occupy movement.
And that's as is should be. A 23 year old truther who thinks he can change the world by scrawling graffiti on bank windows deserves to be ceaselessly mocked.
Every nasty thing I encounter, from bird poop on my car, to dog poop on my lawn, to the absence of a single empty parking space at Macys, shall henceforth be known as Jared Bedecarre attempting to get a message out about the Occupy movement.
Jared Bedecarre succeeded beyond his wildest dreams in getting a message out about the Occupy movement. The message is that the movement is filled with misguided destructive fools with no respect for private property, but we knew that already.