Thieves target Obama yard signs

By David Edwards
Thursday, October 2, 2008 13:36 EDT
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WHEC-TV News 10 reported that Obama yard signs are being stolen from homes in one New York County.

“There is a theft ring in some parts of Monroe County. But these thieves aren’t trying to break into your home, just your front yard. Dozens of Barack Obama lawn signs have been stolen in Brighton and Irondequoit. Others have been vandalized.”

“Jane Bleeg says her Obama signs have been stolen off her front yard for the last four months and recently it’s happening every four days. But this Joe Robach sign across the street has never been touched. Bleeg finally went to police and filed a larceny report for the theft of Obama campaign signs. And she’s not the only one.
Brighton police say they’ve had dozens of calls about the thefts. So has Irondequoit, but the crime here is different. It’s vandalism.”

This video is from WHEC-TV, broadcast October 1, 2008.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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