Nancy Lack, an 80-year-old Connecticut woman arrested earlier this month after stealing campaign signs that depicted President Barack Obama as Adolf Hitler, will not face charges after a brief trip to court on Tuesday.
The Hartford Courant reports that a prosecutor declined to push the charges against Lack due to the fact that the property had since been recovered. Lack had faced breach of peace and sixth-degree larceny charges.
Lack was arrested on Oct. 11 after driving up to a roadside political display and removing a number of signs, at least one of which showed an image of Obama with an iconic Hilter mustache. She then proceeded to put them in her car and drive off, but not before telling a volunteer to take down her license plate number.
The event was set up by LaRouche PAC, a group supporting the fringe movement created by Lyndon LaRouche, an eight-time presidential candidate. His followers frequently promote theories that Obama is involved in an elaborate series of conspiracies and cover-ups that provide grounds for his impeachment. LaRouche's devotees have made similar arguments about a number of former presidents and politicians.
In an interview with NBC Connecticut following her arrest, Lack stood by her actions.
“My generation went through the Second World War, and Nazism is about the worst there can be,” she told NBC. "I guess I deserved it. I stole the posters."