Federal and local law enforcement officials are investigating a severed gas line at the home of Virginia Rep. Tom Perriello's brother, just days after his address was posted online by Virgina Tea Party members.
A spokesman for the Albemarle County Fire Marshal confirmed Tuesday that the agency is working with the FBI to investigate a "suspicious incident" at Perriello's brother's home in Ivy, Charlottesville's Daily Progress
An aide to Perriello told CNN
a line to the propane tank on his brother's gas grill had been cut.
"It was enough that he could smell the gas," according to the aide.
On Monday two Tea Party members, angry over the Democrat's vote for the health care reform bill, posted the address of Perriello's brother online and encouraged other activists to "stop by," according to the Daily Progress. Apparently they intended to post the congressman's home address but published his brother's by mistake.