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Stolen Political Yard Signs a Problem Ahead of Election

The Owensboro NAACP President has found her 2020 Political yard signs in gutters, sewer drains and some are still missing.

Posted: Oct 15, 2020 8:24 AM
Updated: Oct 16, 2020 8:19 AM

Pastor Rhondlyn Randolph is an outspoken community activist in Owensboro she said she feels targeted after political yard signs were taken from her front yard a number of times.

"This makes the third time that my Democratic political yard signs have been vandalized or stolen," says the pastor.

The long-time community activist outspoken on issues like the Daviess County Courthouse monument, education, fairness, and civil rights.

"I do find it strange that there are other people on my street that have democratic yard signs and they are still in their yard," adds Randolph.

Randolph says her yard signs were found in the sewer drain and her gutters- some of them are still missing.

"Me being who I am the President of the NAACP I think it might be a contributing factor, no one else's yard signs have been damaged, removed or vandalized. I have counted maybe 12 Biden and Harris, or Democratic yard signs just on my street alone," says Randolph.

Detectives say theft of political yard signs occurs more often than what we know, adding a lot of people do not report the thefts.

"The theft of a political yard sign is considered a theft just like any other, we do take it serious and we do investigate," says Officer Andrew Boggess with the Owensboro Police Department.

According to the Democratic and Republican parties, candidates political yard signs are free to the supporter. Theft of a campaign sign is generally a misdemeanor but could be a felony depending on the size and value of the sign.

"I have filed a police report and hopefully law-enforcement can get to the bottom of who is doing this," says Randolph.

The Owensboro Police Department says if you have fallen victim of having your political yard sign stolen you should file a police report. Anyone with information on the stolen yard signs is asked to call 911.

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