Copiah County residents react to Governor’s tweet about burglary on his farm

Source: WLBT
Source: WLBT
Source: WLBT

COPIAH COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) –

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant took to Twitter to talk about a problem down on the farm. The Governor and First Lady own property in rural Copiah County and now they have a warning for whoever chose to mess with it.

Governor Bryant’s tweet is generating plenty of chatter on social media. In case you’ve missed it, it reads:

Had a burglary at our little farm in Copiah County. Asked the First Lady not to go down until we find the perpetrators. Her response: I’m taking my AR down and waiting on their a~~~s!!!!

— Phil Bryant (@PhilBryantMS) July 25, 2018

So, we asked folks what they think about the tweet and First Lady’s response.

"I would’ve had my gun too for whoever robbed my property," said Chandler Jones of Hazlehurst. "That’s my reaction to it. You’re going to try to rob me, you’ll take that bullet to wherever it lands at."

"Tell the first lady I’ve got her back….every step of the way," added Ronald Neal. "I’ll get my AR and I’ll join her. I’ll join the group. Just let me know when to show up.

We don’t have any details yet on the burglary itself. But we’re told by folks who live nearby in rural Copiah County that they learned about the burglary from TV.

"It makes you a little more safety minded," said Tres Evans. "Just the idea of someone possibly driving around the area and kind of staking it out and looking for opportunities; it gives you a little bit to be afraid of."

Tres Evans said he wonders if the burglars even knew who they were messing with.

"We’ve been here five years and we’ve never had a problem here."

Either way, he’s keeping a close eye on the area until the perpetrators are caught. We are still awaiting details from investigators on exactly what happened as part of the burglary.

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