Caught on camera: Campaign sign theft in South Phoenix

- With less than two weeks until election day, we all know tensions are high.

All over the valley, we've heard reports of campaign signs being vandalized or stolen.

A South Phoenix man says caught someone on video damaging his signs. The video shows a man walking on Baseline Road near 36th Street and as he approaches the campaign sign, he walks right into it, damaging it and then keeps on walking.

"I am very upset when somebody is targeting Republican signs," said Attila Revesz, who took the photos of his damaged sign and even called the police.

But he wasn't about to give up. He got more signs and placed them in the median along Baseline Road -- all signs supporting Donald Trump and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

"First Amendment gives everyone the opportunity to express their opinion on anything. If someone like Hillary.. it is fine with me, but I would like to the right to put up my sign and it not to be removed," he said.

He didn't have any luck this time either and captured photos of someone walking down the median and taking his signs out of the ground and leaving.  In all, this person got away with more than a dozen signs.

"I was very surprised.. because if you go through Baseline Road, you see maybe hundreds of signs, but all in our area the sheriff signs and the Trump signs were removed, stolen or destroyed," said Revesz.

This isn't a first. Back in the primary election season, we found Sheriff Joe Arpaio signs vandalized and in Peoria a few days ago, signs urging voters to support that city's Proposition 400 were stolen.

People are passionate, but stealing or damaging signs could be considered a crime.



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