(PHOTO: Rye resident Bob Schubert leaving the court house Friday.)
In yet another chapter in the five year saga of 87 year-old Rye resident Bob Schubert vs. Rye City, the City had Schubert removed from Rye City Hall Friday by police and under court order has banned him from re-entering the building.
In a complaint filed against Schubert Friday charging "Harassment in the 2nd Degree" it is charged "Beginning in March, the defendant did visit the City Manager's office on an almost daily basis, unannounced and without an appointment to see the City Manager. When asked to leave, he refused to do so. The defendant did while in the City Manager's office did refer to obtaining a pistol and causing a "Tuscon-like" event to create attention to his dispute. While inside the City Manager's office, defendant did state that if he showed up at City Hall with a gun then people would be forced to notice him and take him seriously. Defendant also made statements that he would drive a car through the store window of city Councilwoman Parker."
Schubert was ordered to stay away from "Rye City Hall except when accompanied by his attorney" and specifically instructed to stay away from Rye City Clerk Eleanor Militana.
Speaking to MyRye.com on Sunday, Schubert said he started going to see Pickup about his pond earlier this month and that each day "we'd sit there for a couple of hours (each day)… on Friday he was getting a little PO'ed about it."
Schubert said his comments about Tuscon and Parker were taken completely out of context. As an example, Schubert said he had said that someone should be arrested for destroying his pond, just like he would be arrested if he drove his car into Parker's store. "I never said in the world I'd get a gun," Schubert told MyRye.com "It's dirty pool, the whole damn thing."
No one from Rye City returned a comment to MyRye.com Sunday.