Missouri vandals kick, stomp and steal Obama signs
David Edwards and Andrew McLemore
Published: Friday October 24, 2008

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After several political signs were stolen or vandalized from his front yard, a Missouri man installed video cameras in an attempt to catch the vandals in the act.

And that's exactly what he did.

A video below shows a woman stepping out of a truck and kicking Mike Brown's Obama/Biden political signs before running away.

"I'm just a guy who has a sign in his yard, and this is the first election that I have ever felt was important enough for me to voice my opinion in the form of a yard sign," said Brown.

Police said such acts occur frequently every election year without any sure way of preventing it, Fox 4 reported.

If Brown can gather enough evidence with his surveillance cameras, the criminals can be charged with stealing or defacing property, ABC News reported.

"In my case, I'll just go get another one and that means I'm paying more money and putting more money in the campaign for the person that you are against. It's rather pointless," said Brown.

In another instance of defaming Obama signs earlier this week, a black bear cub was shot in the head and the corpse laid on the campus of Western Carolina University with an Obama/Biden sign placed on it, WLOS reported.

"I just can't believe people would go to such an extent to state their political beliefs," said Bethany Rowe, a junior at WCU.

This video is from ABCNews.com, broadcast October 24, 2008.

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