Political signs stolen
Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 4:09 pm
Fulton County, Ky., authorities have reported over a dozen thefts of political signs from residents’ yards there.
The thefts apparently have occurred all over the county and seem to mostly involve signs supporting the Republican presidential candidate, according to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department.
Charges can be levied against anyone who steals or vandalizes signs. Anyone with information about the thefts is asked to contact the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department or report incidents anonymously to Crime Stoppers.
Obion County Sheriff Jerry Vastbinder said last week he hasn’t received any reports of sign thefts or vandalisms in Obion County in the weeks leading up to the Nov. 6 election. But he cautioned that vandalism is a Class A misdemeanor and offenders may be punished through the court system for the crime.
The Messenger received a complaint a week ago from a Woodland Mills resident who said someone vandalized a large political sign which was placed in the front yard of her home on Olive Street in Maplehurst Subdivision. The anti-Obama/pro-Romney sign was damaged when someone spray-painted red paint on it.
Published in The Messenger 10.24.12