Does the following sound like natural English?
The mayor acknowledged and received the protest, along with a petition with 40 signatures.
A coworker of mine, who is a native speaker of English, wrote it. The only way to make sense of it would be to associate each of the two verbs with one of the two objects separately, so that acknowledged takes the protest as is object and received takes a petition as its object. But this does not seem to be how a two-verb sequence is interpreted.