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Man cited for alleged swing at recall volunteer

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Madison police cited a 54-year-old man for disorderly conduct after allegedly taking a swing at a woman collecting recall signatures.

   Police say Earl Gluth, of Stoughton, was photographing the 41-year-old Madison woman on a sidewalk outside a grocery store Thursday.

   Gluth allegedly said her photo was going "on the website" and snapped photos of license plates, saying he was going to look up petitioners' addresses.

   The woman said when she grabbed her phone to photograph Gluth he swung at her, knocking the phone and petition clipboard to the pavement.

   The Wisconsin State Journal reports Gluth told police he had was taking pictures because one petitioner was standing near the road and nearly hit his car.

   A message left for Gluth Saturday by the Associated Press was not immediately returned.

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