You know you live in a small town when a local sheriff’s deputy has to get a restraining order against the mayor.
So welcome to Hillsboro, Missouri, population 3,131. (Some of us went to high schools that had more people than that.)
Here’s the scoop from the local paper: “Hillsboro, Missouri, Mayor Dennis Bradley was arrested Monday after confronting a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department deputy on a gas station parking lot,” wrote the Times Union.
Oh the joys of small town life- this whole thing is apparently over a parking ticket years ago.
The cops want the mayor gone but he’s digging in.
“I told them, ‘This is still America,'” Bradley said. “I’m innocent until I’m proven guilty. These are probably misdemeanor charges. Why would I resign?” Bradley said.
Anyway, in the restraining order the deputy says the mayor followed him around like jilted lover and frequently harassed him at work and elsewhere.
Sounds like a big fish in the little pond scenario.