Marc Sarnoff's Propane-Huffing Antagonist

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Miami Commissioner Marc Sarnoff has a new tormentor. He is Reid Welch, a 57-year-old Coconut Grove resident who eradicates Sarnoff campaign signs from the neighborhood when he is not huffing noxious fumes.

"I inhale propane gas to get high, but I am not the least bit nutty," Welch insists. "I asked Sarnoff for help against criminal cops and his reply was: 'Sorry, Reid, I can't help you.'"

Welch is not some run-of-the-mill vandal. He lives in a $1.3 million, four bedroom estate on Hardie Road, just a ten-minute bike ride from Sarnoff's home. According to online county records, Welch provided a $220,000 personal mortgage loan to a man named James Beauchamp in 1986. 

Life unraveled for Welch November 7, 2008, the day he was popped for cocaine possession, for which he received a withhold adjudication. "I was a minor crack cocaine user at the time," Welch concedes. "The cops gave me a near-fatal beating." 

He filed an internal affairs complaint and was subsequently rebuffed by Sarnoff when he sought the commissioner's assistance in exposing his allegations.

It only got worse. In 2009, Welch was arrested four times, racking up two misdemeanor and three felony charges, including battery on an elderly person. He avoided prosecution by attending anger management classes for six months. Welch was also put on probation for misdemeanor disorderly conduct and criminal mischief.

Welch claims Miami Police officers have also had him committed for 72-hour mental evaluations four separate times. Sarnoff, who is running for re-election, describes Welch as a public threat. 

"Reid has a horrible temper," Sarnoff says. "I don't think he is in his right mind. He has threatened quite a few people with bodily harm."

Armed with a handheld video camera, Welch has been recording himself riding on his bicycle in search of Sarnoff signs to rip down. 

On August 13, Welch clipped off two signs tied to the front gate of Sarnoff's two residences while he taunted the commish on camera: "I suggest you call a cop and have them come arrest me or maybe kill me this time... You killer-cop protector. You fucking mouse."

Later that afternoon, after Welch uploaded the two-minute clip to YouTube, a police officer accosted him inside his garage, Welch alleges. "This bozo had his gun trained on my head," he growls. "He warned me I was trespassing on people's properties."

The following day, Welch recorded more footage of his sign stalking. And he vows to continue: "I'm not going to let them fuck with me."

You can view Welch's video below:

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Heat Man
Heat Man

This guy is crazy. A millionaire and going around atacking love to political signs. He does need a shrink. You'd have to put him down like a mad-dog if he confronts you, you'd just have no other choice.

marvalightbourne
marvalightbourne

oh my.. reading this statement from Reid below & his " cause" against Sarnoff..I would think if this Reid is a >> "menace to the neighbohood".. collectively the homeowners would confront him & sarnoff to stop this MADDNESS !! before someone gets hurts (..bipolar people don't care who they hurt in thier "MANIC" condition. !! > be FOREWARNED !!

Robert Reid Welch
Robert Reid Welch

Marc? I can't wait for the new Sarnoff Gardens to open up.I hope you don't allow dogs into that place, they'll get hurt by the sprinkler heads and tennis balls tossed will get lost in the ground cover shrubbery.  I hope you install nice new tables and chairs. Please know that park of yours will be my hang-out for my dog days to come. I will be there inhaling propane, reading a book of civil rights, and talking to the dogs.

Robert Reid Welch
Robert Reid Welch

New video, made yesterday morning, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, takes you on a tour to see Marc's home, from my home.  It worked out pretty well for a no-edit shoot by an amateur,at YouTube, "Let's Visit Miami Commissioner Marc "D" Sarnoff".

Marc?  On the day before, Saturday morning, about ten AM, I rode to the same spot:

Marc, you are such a liar. You shouted at me yesterday, you were giving a private tour to friends in "your" park, and I waved to you from where you see the bike parked in this video of Sunday..."YOU, GET OUT OF HERE. I AM CALLING A COP IN ONE MINUTE!" And I said "No, I am not doing anything wrong." And you, Marc, then said, "I HAVE A RESTRAINING ORDER ON YOU, REID!"

No you don't, you obsequious liar and cowardly bully, Sarnoff.

Reid Welch

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Robert Reid Welch
Robert Reid Welch

The fact is, Marc-a-matic, there are a number of GOOD cops, and GOOD judges, and GOOD people.  And, this is not "1984", and you will not likely become "president" of anything more than an old dog food tray. Marc, call Reid.  I'd like to coo into your ear.

Robert Reid Welch
Robert Reid Welch

Marc,  you shameless, clueless champion of venality, I am going to take your remaining illegal signs. See posting 282 and 283 at the Cycling Forums thread. I finally got first names and badge numbers (thanks, MPD IA) for two of your pet piglets.  Your park project is in hold mode. The DOGS are wondering, and they include me, your old pal, Reid Welch...what are  you thinking, Marc? Go to the cycling forums thread from Home Invasions by Miami Cops at YouTube, or go to "our" video too, Reid Welch & Marc Sarnoff Rubbed Raw

Robert Reid Welch
Robert Reid Welch

Thank you, Francisco, it is a fine job on both Sarnoff and myself.I am happy to be closely examined. There are some key corrections to be made in time.As it stands, I am made discredited, and that's what Sarnoff and cops want, and I am thus, disenfranchised from even gaining a lawyer for aide. I am totally blacklisted, Francisco. Please see the Cycling Forum's latest input, related after I put up today's "Big Boss Sarnoff" video, blue link under the video, thank you..thank you to any readers who will give me an ear or the time of day....

Ish Kabibble
Ish Kabibble

Keep it up, Reid, and the New Times will offer you a column.

Robert Reid Welch
Robert Reid Welch

That's a very sweet possible gesture. No-one has ever offered me any sort of...approbation...other than a fist to the face or a gun to the head.

Maybe they will offer me free propane refills? Or BBQ sauce to throw at cops?

Robert Reid Welch
Robert Reid Welch

My daddy, Judge, taught me a college cheer, it went (I can't well remember...)

"Bo-bo-ske-what-en-dat-ten, ish-kabble-shussh!"(Something like that)

I am named "Robert" for my father's lost, best pal, it was a tragedy,I made this for my namesake, as if it would help, but the dead are dead...http://www.poetrycritical.net/...it starts:

=Invoking Bobo=

R_Reid_WelchInvoke: to summon—as if to re-call the dead to life... 1  ...role call: 2    About all I hold of yours, Bobo, is a Ponce de Leon yearbook, 31944, that summer time, when my dad and you 4came a pair of first-rate liars, enlisting under-aged 5to aid the cause—so alike, so many priors, 6Bobo—son of Rath, the principal of that high-school. 7You were an only child, and with your best friend, made a rule: 8whatever one decided on, the other pal would also do.... 9

Exercise is good.
Exercise is good.

Good for Reid. He gets some exercise and he cleans up the Grove.

Public Corruption
Public Corruption

Marc Sarnoff makes City employees work on his campaign on City time.

Sir Sausage
Sir Sausage

Well, at least someone is taking publicly taking a stand against Sarnoff.  Too bad he's batshit crazy.

Speaking of Sarnoff, I saw a bunch of anti-Sarnoff flyers on the street in front of the sailing club earlier this week.  I guess the campaign against him is ramping up?

Robert Reid Welch
Robert Reid Welch

Well, you think I am batshit crazy? Well, OK. Let's talk about that impression. I use my real name. I never tell a lie.  I inhale propane to help quell, these days, the horrible recalls of what it is like to be beaten to death (the cop failed at that) and then put to a death cell at "Pre-Trial", and multiple "Baker Acts"...arrests...and other fascist acts. Note: I went fifty four years without a serious legal problem of any sort. I am impoverished nowadays, especially since I complained of vagina-picture phone sharing thug cops of 6 November, 2008.  If you go to YT and type, Reid Stout, you will see me, as I was at age forty three, in 1998. Do I look batshit? How "good" would you look, SS, if you had been beaten to die, and promised hell and death, and put to jail, and constantly threatened by pigs of Miami? Would you be a model of calm, cool, delivery? See me, too, at YT Miami Gas Station Robbery? Do I look off the beam, there? Hmmm...it's called a railroad job.

And, I was never treated for any sort of mental health aberration until "Baker Acted",and I was on "diazepam", for my blood pressure trouble and joint pain...and it seemed to help make me calm...but that stuff, the doctor did not tell me, causes mental instability, mood swings of anger, and that brain change lasts for years after you get off the benzo drug... look up the story of Travis the Chimp Xanax and see what MD prescribed "tranquilizers" of the benzo sort, can and will do to you, long term. I use no drugs these days, but a few smokes.

Street litter
Street litter

Former Sarnoff chauffeur Al Alvarez just submitted his retirement papers. No more City owned SUV's for big ol' Al. He'll have to pay for his own gas. Now Al can work full-time putting up illegal Sarnoff posters?

Trash collector
Trash collector

Until Reid gets run over by Al Alvarez in a massive City owned SUV let him remove illegal signs.

Reidwelch
Reidwelch

See my relatively fresh new video of 26 September, YT search, "Big Boss Sarnoff Orders Cops",and see Marc's very own personal limo driver, who threatened me, "You better not be taking pictures of me...I'm an undercover cop!"

Robert Reid Welch
Robert Reid Welch

http://www.cyclingforums.com/t...Who is the guy in the white chevy tahoe? See him at YT, "Big Boss Sarnoff", my new video, took all of five minute to make it, pardon my rush to get it up...the cops tend to come out here and put a gun or a fist to my head.

P_Nis
P_Nis

I ran out of gas, can we hook up Welch to my BBQ?

NutBags
NutBags

Damn, having to deal with a crazy a-hole like that.  

Reidwelch
Reidwelch

Yes, it's not easy dealing with Sarnoff: the "friend" who ordered a cop to come out here and put a gun to my head for pulling his signs. He is a crazy a-hole.

seep
seep

Inhalation of hydrocarbons can cause cardiac arrhythmia. Stick to crack, kids!

Robert Reid Welch
Robert Reid Welch

Hi, seep, you really need to know what you are talking about. I have inhaled propane, using my "reid welch safety stick" (valve opener, it is safe) since the year, 1969.The propane manufacturers association will agree, propane is not toxic, and even if inhaled deliberately (not recommended), I think that forty two years of practice on myself, and no heart attack yet, proves that ten thousand bottles of propane are no problem, not for me...

Reidwelch
Reidwelch

seep, about "heart attack", my father infarcted at 49, had quintuple bypass at 52. Of course, he was under full MD care the whole time. And his father, an MD, dropped dead at 56.  I am now 57. I inhale propane for the "anoxia" effects. I am fairly convinced that this strengthens an aging heart. I will not have a "heart attack" or accept MD treatments. KWYADAWYADI. Propane inhalation has also cured my former, chronic arthritis pain (by the odorant, I think, not the propane, per-se. I am pain-free most all the time now).

Illegal campaign signs
Illegal campaign signs

Good for Reid. He is performing a public service by removing illegal campaign signs from public streets.

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