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3 Teens Shot in Dispute Over Trump Signs

Topeka police say no arrests made yet

(Newser) - Police in Topeka, Kansas say three teenagers were shot Saturday in a dispute over Trump campaign signs allegedly stolen from a man's yard—but no arrests have been made yet. Police say the teens were shot after being confronted by the man, who believed they had stolen his signs...

Razor Blades Cut Worker Removing Sign

Homeowner denies knowing about boobytrap

(Newser) - A Michigan building inspector who'd pulled over to take out two political signs that were too close to the road at first thought he'd been electrocuted. Instead, he'd been cut; razor blades taped along the edges had sliced three of his fingers when he grabbed the sign,...

Man Finds Unique Way to Protect Trump Sign

Massachusetts man John Oliveira builds a particular kind of fence

(Newser) - A Massachusetts man tired of people stealing his Donald Trump campaign sign has come up with a shocking solution: an electrified fence around it, the AP reports. John Oliveira, 54, a disabled Navy veteran and a member of the New Bedford School Committee, put the fence up a few weeks...

Family That Painted Political Sign Faces 'Fit of Rage'

Shannon Bennett's family battles their HOA

(Newser) - Is painting your lawn the same as putting up a sign? A Texas family says it is after painting "BETO" on their front yard—but their homeowner's association wants the message removed, the Hill reports. Shannon Bennett and her husband say they painted the letters in support of...

Lawmaker Puts Tracking Device in Sign, Nabs Suspected Thief

Man's lawyer claims sign was only collected as required

(Newser) - A month ago, a Republican lawmaker from New York accused critics of stealing his campaign signs. After then installing a tracker in one, Rep. Tom Reed now claims to have proof. According to Reed's campaign, a stolen sign reading "Extreme Ithaca Liberal" was traced to the home of...

Woman Would Take Jail Over Taking Down Trump Signs

They're too big, Maine authorities say

(Newser) - A Maine woman says she'd rather go to jail than take down her pro-Donald Trump signs. Susan Reitman's signs say "I Love Trump" and "He Won, Get Over It." But the code enforcement officer in Rockland has notified her that the signs violate a local...

Hidden Camera Catches Political Foe Stealing Signs

Sheriff is investigating late-night pilfering

(Newser) - Geez, if you're going to steal your political opponent's campaign signs in the age of YouTube, at least wear a mask. A hidden camera caught one candidate for a state House seat in Florida stealing his rival's signs at night, reports the Pensacola News Journal . The sheriff's department is investigating...

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