AUBURN — A suspended lawyer campaigning to be the district attorney for Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties was issued no-trespassing paperwork after an incident at the Cumberland Farms at 119 Center St. on Monday.

Officers Andrew Shute and Thomas Ellis responded to a disturbance call at 2:43 p.m. Monday and found Republican Seth Carey placing election signs on Cumberland Farms’ private property without permission.

Carey became “nasty” when the store manager and several employees asked him to remove the signs, the incident report said.

The Cumberland Farms manager told Carey to call the convenience store’s corporate office to get permission and “he started to freak out,” the report said.

A Cumberland Farms employee said Carey started to come at her as if he were going to attack her. She then asked the store manager that Carey be “trespassed from the property.”

Anthony Russell, a regular customer at the Cumberland Farms, said he witnessed the employees asking Carey to remove his signs.

“He was a complete jerk to the employees, who were nothing but polite, and I went over to see if they were OK,” Russell said.

Carey was reportedly walking away as Russell started heading toward the employees. Carey then heard one of the employees on the telephone calling police.

Russell said Carey then “comes over and says if we touch his signs, he’s going to cause a scene.”

When Russell told Carey he could not place his signs on company-owned property, things got “nasty.”

“He started to mimic my voice and mock me for wearing skinny jeans in an attempt to degrade me because I’m gay,” Russell said.

Once the police showed up, according to the incident report, Carey was issued no-trespassing paperwork and took down the signs.

A former client of Carey’s who said the attorney subjected her to unwanted sexual contact received a protection from abuse order against him in April. Arguments presented by Maine bar lawyers and evidence from the protection from abuse order led to Carey’s suspension from practicing law later that month. Carey previously has been suspended from practicing law, in 2009 and in 2016.

In also has been reprimanded for failing to meet a lawyer’s “standards of care and judgment.”

He is on the June 12 ballot for district attorney.

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