Gas Line Cut at Home of Virginia Congressman's Brother

March 24, 2010 - 2:28 PM
Authorities are investigating a severed propane line at the home of a Virginia congressman's brother after tea party activists posted the man's address online.
Richmond, Va. (AP) - Authorities are investigating a severed propane line at the home of a Virginia congressman's brother after tea party activists posted the man's address online.
 
Activists are upset about U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello's vote in favor of the health care reform.
 
Perriello's office said that a line to a propane tank on a gas grill was cut at Bo Periello's Charlottesville home on Tuesday. Tea party activists had posted the address online thinking it was the congressman's home, telling opponents to drop by and "express their thanks" for his vote.
 
Albemarle County spokeswoman Lee Catlin said the county fire marshal's office was assisting the Federal Bureau of Investigation. She said investigators didn't believe the home's occupants were in danger.