O'Rourke sign victims feel confident after theft - FOX34 Lubbock

O'Rourke sign victims feel confident after theft

LUBBOCK, Texas -

Lubbock police reported more than a dozen calls in one day relating to stolen political signs. Vandals either destroyed or stole Beto O'Rourke signs in Tech Terrace. Silvia Ashby lost a sign near 24th and Canton. 

"It's mystifying to me," Ashby said.  "My husband would be horrified if I were to tell him people are taking away signs that we bought or paid for using our rights as Americans."

Another victim had cameras outside and got the vandals on video. They went down the street, taking the signs yard by yard. 

Steve Evans, the Chairman of the Lubbock County Republican Party, says it's certain Cruz signs will be stolen as well. 

"People believe that by stealing a sign you can actually impact a campaign, it has very little impact. If anything, people will go out and make a donation and get another sign to support the candidate. Stealing a sign isn't hurting a candidate, you're actually helping them."

Stealing a sign could end up carrying a misdemeanor theft charge which could result in prison time. 

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