Staples lawn sign vandal caught on camera
Bruce and Bev Nelsen have had two Trump lawn signs stolen and three vandalized during this election season. On Oct. 17, trail cam photos captured images of the perpetrator cutting one of the signs with a sharp object. Above; the vandal, who appears to be wearing what may be a wig; at right, the result of the act of the vandalism.
The Nelsens have shown the photos to local law enforcement and photos have helped determine the make of car driven to the crime scene.There was no positive identification at this time, but police are on the lookout for the suspects.
“It makes me sad,” said Bev Nelsen, not just because it was vandalism at our home but because “it was an attack on democracy,” she said.
Besides five stolen or damaged signs from their yard, the Nelsens said many Trump signs have been been stolen or damaged around Staples. The day after the Oct. 17 vandalism they replaced five signs just in their neighborhood. (Submitted photos)
This is not the first vandalism reported this election season. Early in the campaign Meg Litts, candidate for Minnesota House District 9A, reported that her house had been egged.