There’s been quite a bit of political sign theft here in west central Missouri. Stealing or vandalizing political yard signs is a Class Four Election Offense.
Early this morning.
Anyone know this person? If so, let the Warrensburg Police Department know.
RSMo § 115.637. Class four election offenses. — The following offenses, and any others specifically so described by law, shall be class four election offenses and are deemed misdemeanors not connected with the exercise of the right of suffrage. Conviction for any of these offenses shall be punished by imprisonment of not more than one year or by a fine of not more than two thousand five hundred dollars or by both such imprisonment and fine:
(19) Stealing or willfully defacing, mutilating, or destroying any campaign yard sign on private property, except that this subdivision shall not be construed to interfere with the right of any private property owner to take any action with regard to campaign yard signs on the owner’s property and this subdivision shall not be construed to interfere with the right of any candidate, or the candidate’s designee, to remove the candidate’s campaign yard sign from the owner’s private property after the election day.
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Larry Dougherty said:
Had a sign stolen early this morning about 12:20 am in northwest Warrensburg. Older model pickup with 3 young people in it – driving with no lights on. Unfortunately, couldn’t get any pictures or other info. Getting closer to catching them in the act. Maybe next time.
Michael Bersin said:
These images were from the Northwest side of Warrensburg a few minutes after midnight this morning.
Reese E. Forbes said:
Can you get the webcam to trigger a water cannon or perhaps a paintball gun to mark that intruder thief?