Speculation is that it was a coordinated attack meant to disrupt the event and embarrass Gonzales, a Democrat.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A video posted to social media is revealing more details about the reported assault on Bernalillo County Sheriff Manny Gonzales during a Tuesday night mayoral campaign event in Albuquerque.
According to a criminal complaint, Gonzales was giving a speech at Revel Entertainment when a drone dangling an adult toy started to fly in front of him. The owner of Revel reportedly pulled the drone from the air, prompting 20-year-old Kaelyn Dreyer to grab the drone from the owner.
"At some point, some people sprung up and they were carrying signs and it was a coordinated effort, very intentional and these people were trained," Gonzales said.
Need the latest on *ahem* dildo-gate? Sheriff Gonzales says he thinks his rival's campaign could be behind the stunt, both the campaign, and the suspect, deny coordination. https://t.co/bFy38XyN58 pic.twitter.com/Y9N5Z8QiO1
— Elise Kaplan (@EliseKapNM) June 3, 2021