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Tennessee man arrested at Augusta National

Thursday, April 11, 2013 9:46 AM
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Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Tennessee man Wednesday at Augusta National Golf Club after he refused to leave after challenging Masters Tournament patrons.

According to a police statement, Larry Patrick Craft, 52, of Lyles, was repeatedly told by deputies not to enter Augusta National on Wednesday morning after he demonstrated aggressive behavior toward patrons about their religious beliefs based on how they were dressed. Police did not provide specifics on that behavior or his comments.

Around 1 p.m., they said, Craft entered the property and became argumentative with deputies, saying he was “not going to leave.”

Police said Craft resisted and deputies forced him to the ground and placed him under arrest. He was in the Richmond County jail Thursday on charges of obstruction of a law enforcement officer and criminal trespass.

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Watermedic
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Watermedic 04/11/13 - 10:02 am
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Well

There is always one in every crowd!!

Ego556
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Ego556 04/11/13 - 11:08 am
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Nut Job!

Nut Job!

CricketSeranade
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CricketSeranade 04/11/13 - 11:15 am
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Wow

Dude, breaching the gates of the Augusta National? That kinda thing will get you shot around here (or tased anyway). Definitely not firing on all cylinders.

palmettogreg
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palmettogreg 04/11/13 - 12:17 pm
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Street Preacher

Larry Craft is a street preacher who travels with his family to events like this to spread the gospel, often getting into arguments with police.
Want to see him in action? Go to Youtube and type in Street Preacher Larry Craft

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 04/11/13 - 12:18 pm
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he is very lucky he didn't
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he is very lucky he didn't get shot dead...there are 3 things that you just don't do...1) tug on superman's cape, 2) spit into the wind, and BREACH THE GATES OF THE AUGUSTA NATIONAL OR CAUSE A RUCKUS WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE "HALLOWED GROUND"

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Riverman1 04/11/13 - 01:03 pm
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If he's concerned about the

If he's concerned about the way people dress he could have found more and better (worse) culprits elsewhere.

Red Headed Step Child
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Red Headed Step Child 04/11/13 - 01:22 pm
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The "village" of Lyles, Tennessee

is looking for their idiot....

BamaMan
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BamaMan 04/11/13 - 01:35 pm
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so called preacher

Pulled up a video of him at the Augusta National April 9, 2009 arguing with police. This type of person makes people run FROM God, not TO it. The Bible warns against people like this. Just how do people like this think they will bring people to Christ?

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David Parker 04/11/13 - 02:02 pm
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Hope for his safety, he

Hope for his safety, he doesn't start in on the regs at the jail. They may not be so cordial with the warning before taking him to the cellblock floor.

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 04/11/13 - 02:28 pm
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Tennessee snake handler
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Larry needs to take on board the saying...."a spoonful of honey attracts more flies than a barrel full of vinegar".

Jake
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Jake 04/11/13 - 02:35 pm
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Neanderthal....

.....comes to mind based upon the photo.

Partisay
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Partisay 04/11/13 - 02:36 pm
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Bet??

Who wants to bet that he's a conservative republican???

Riverman1
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Riverman1 04/11/13 - 02:46 pm
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More like a Rev. Jeremiah

More like a Rev. Jeremiah Wright disciple. Blasphemy America and all that.

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Little Lamb 04/11/13 - 03:20 pm
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Unspiffy

He's not dressed so hot, himself. Isn't there something in the Bible about taking the big obstacle out of your own eye before looking for small faults in your neighbor?

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rmwhitley 04/11/13 - 03:22 pm
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I wonder
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if he's a Volunteer?

Darby
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Darby 04/11/13 - 04:23 pm
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"Who wants to bet that he's a

conservative republican???"

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Who wants to be that he's never seen the inside of a polling place on election day???

Darby
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Darby 04/11/13 - 04:24 pm
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Is that what he was wearing while

criticizing others for their apparel???

LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 04/11/13 - 04:44 pm
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This type of fellow may shoot up the works -

A mental case that could be dangerous. Why don't we check out these people that tell us they are sick by their actions?

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 04/11/13 - 04:44 pm
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"Who wants to bet that he's a

"Who wants to bet that he's a conservative republican???"

Unfortunately for conservatives, that is how the religious right is perceived; not undersatnding that the vast majority of religious conservatives are just ordinary mainstream, caring people.

LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 04/11/13 - 04:51 pm
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Now

Let's have another Bloody Mary in honor of the Masters that are in Augusta this week hehehe

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 04/11/13 - 05:45 pm
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Isn't

the Devil supposed to have RED eyes?

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Young Fred 04/11/13 - 11:21 pm
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Jake and Riverman1

Going to combine your post and say -

Rev. Jeremiah Wright...
Neanderthal comes to mind based upon the photos.

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JENNPAT 04/12/13 - 08:24 am
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not onoutside

he needs to read his bible again it's says it is not what is on the ouside but what people has in side like where their souls are.not how people dress but their actions,talk and ect.and if their souls is rght with God it does not matter how you are dress He needs to go down in the lower area of Augustaand preach there are a lots of people who neeeds it there

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rebellious 04/12/13 - 11:34 am
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One Ticket

available, compliments of Mr. Craft.

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 04/12/13 - 01:37 pm
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The man has no upper lip. It

The man has no upper lip. It has been my experience in life that you just have to be wary of anyone who has no upper lip.
I hope that little bit of advice will save someday save someone some heartache!
I'm quite sure this whole thing was orchestrated by this guy. Looks good on his resume when he can say that he was arrested every now and then for preaching the Word....well, his version of the Word, anyway.
Rebellious, I don't think he was actually beyond the gate when his arrest happened. Can you imagine anyone being foolish enough to give this yahoo their badge??

Darby
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Darby 04/12/13 - 10:21 pm
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"that is how the religious right is perceived"

True, perhaps, but not by accident. The atheist and agnostic left work extremely hard to create that illusion.

Because logic and fact are their natural enemies, they resort to distasteful tactics and vicious ad hominem attacks on their political opponents.

Because their base is composed of largely uniformed and undereducated souls, it's easy to mislead and misdirect them.

Add to the mix a conservative fool such as Todd (legitimate rape) Akin and we end up doing their mischief for them. It's unfortunate but true.

Out of the hundreds of folks running in any general election year, we will always get at least one Todd Akin type.

If he happens to be a conservative, given our corrupt media, one is all it will ever take to perpetuate the myth.

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Bodhisattva 04/13/13 - 05:35 am
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Were they wearing not enough
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Were they wearing not enough clothes or too many?

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carcraft 04/13/13 - 06:20 am
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dou

Boy, he had better avoid Lowes and Home Depot, Those work pants and shorts women wear in there are decadent and similar to mens clothing!

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