Thief Steals Obama Signs to Keep Neighborhood Safe
Writes neighbor a (sarcastic) postcard explaining
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 6, 2012 4:00 PM CST
Campaign signs for President Obama and Mitt Romney are seen in yards outside Evans City, Pa., Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.   (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

(Newser) – Jill Green's Obama campaign signs kept disappearing from her Florida yard, and she had no idea who was taking them or why. She still doesn't know the identity of the culprit, but at least she knows the totally reasonable explanation, thanks to a postcard she got in her mailbox explaining that the thief grabbed the signs to keep the neighborhood safe. You see, "it is common knowledge amongst burglars that Democrats are anti-gun and anti-Second Amendment so when [criminals] see campaign signs that promote Democrats they know the homeowners are not armed and therefore unable to protect themselves from attack," the postcard explains.

And there's more: "When thieves drive through Sapphire Shores scoping out possible targets and see pro-Democrat yard signs they automatically assume that the subdivision" is loaded with "half-wits," reads the postcard, which features a picture on the front comparing "Hero" Ronald Reagan to "Zero" Barack Obama. "The gangsters think it's easy pickings because they already know that if a person votes Democrat they probably don't have the sense to come in out of the rain, not to mention locking their doors or securing their valuables." Green, to whom the card was addressed by name, tells ABC 7 the whole thing is "creepy."

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Nov 7, 2012 12:27 AM CST
I saw a Romney sign with a red circle, with a line thru the circle in someones yard.
Nov 6, 2012 11:26 PM CST
If they try it at my house, I have a choice for guns to persuade them otherwise. Me a Democrat, Gun owner, NRA member and hater of assholes.
Nov 6, 2012 9:12 PM CST
Thats odd. Because they put UP Romney signs in my neighborhood to drive up business at the local bars. Apparently people drink more when worrying about their jobs.