‘666’ Suspect Blasts Getting Booted from Dallas Mayoral Debate

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DALLAS - The big debate in Big D  went down Tuesday at the Belo Mansion downtown. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and challenger Marcos Ronquillo went head to head on the big issues.

“We need real jobs, we need a living wage, we need real development in the communities,” Mayoral candidate Ronquillo said.

Mayor Rawlings said, “I believe the Trinity Corridor is the most important project that we will face in the 21st century.”

While these two debated the issues inside, there was a write-in candidate, right outside.

“I have no problem not being invited in here. Absolutely no problem at all,” said Richard Sheridan.

You might know Sheridan as a regular at Dallas City Hall; he brags he's been thrown out more than anyone else. Oh, and just last week, he was arrested  and accused of tagging '666' on city buildings and LGBT landmarks.

“I was uninvited to this event because of the incident that occurred this weekend where I was arrested on Friday,” Sheridan said.

While Sheridan didn’t admit he was the tagger, he does say he knows who did do It.

“The incident that occurred, was a warning; it was an act of love by whoever did it," Sheridan told NewsFix.

Well, that might be up for debate, but one thing is not debatable is Sheridan could face serious jail time if this is ruled a hate crime and he’s convicted. But as far has Sheridan's campaign, he's got high hopes.