Over the past few weeks, several political candidates have found their campaign signs missing or defaced. Several students have recently been seen removing these signs from private property, and using them for other purposes including school projects and even pranks. Adults are removing the signs to use for advertising their yard sales or other endeavors.
Last night, several young ladies were found removing signs from the intersection of FM 1485 and FM 2090. When confronted, they said they thought the elections were over, and they needed the signs for an FFA project. They claimed someone at school suggested taking them. It was not just one candidate’s signs, but several.
Those signs were returned, but many have not been.
Regardless of how someone feels about a candidate, the election process or the signs themselves, removing them for any purpose without permission is still against the law unless they are on that person’s property. In Texas, if you get caught vandalizing a sign, you could be charged with criminal mischief. And if you get caught stealing one? Well, you could end up paying up to $500 in fines.
Warn your kids and save everyone money, time and trouble. It’s a pretty stupid reason to get a criminal record…