The rift continued this week, as treasurer Dan Devine has accused supervisor Leo Savoie of kidnapping his daughter, according to a report in the Birmingham Eccentric.
The callout was bizarre, according to Savoie, because he didn't know Devine had a daughter. "I was stunned when I first heard that my name came up," Savoie told reporter Jay Grossman. More from the Eccentric:
A simmering feud between the two officials reached new heights after a police report surfaced in which Devine told investigators he thought Savoie was somehow responsible for his 24-year-old daughter's disappearance on May 1.
The woman was quickly found, but the incident has left a number of township officials puzzled over why Devine ever considered Savoie a possible suspect.
Township clerk Jan Roncelli perhaps put things best, telling the newspaper, "I talked to Dan about the incident and personally, I don't know how he came to that conclusion."
She concluded, "I'm very perplexed over the whole thing."