Hidden Camera Catches Political Foe Stealing Signs

Sheriff is investigating late-night pilfering
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 27, 2010 2:53 PM CDT

(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 the actions of Greg Brown and his wife, who were caught minutes after the campaign of Doug Broxson set up a surveillance cam.

“Honestly, we just got lucky that he happened to show up right then,” said Broxson's campaign manager. “Lord only knows the odds of that.” Brown, however, says he did nothing wrong because he removed the signs from the property of one of his own supporters who had agreed to a Brown-only zone. “I disposed of them,” he said. “Quite honestly, I may have put them in my own trash can at home. I am not completely sure.” (Read more campaign signs stories.)

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