They say all is fair in love and war – and politics – but not when it comes to campaign signs. A candidate for county commission in Manatee, Florida alleges that a local home builder removed one of his campaign signs. The police have not officially identified the builder as a suspect but have said the "suspect" said the sign was removed because it was in the right of way. Here's the Bradenton Herald on the subject:
A top executive at Medallion Home may be facing criminal charges after removing a Manatee County Commission candidate’s campaign sign.
Corie Holmes, a Republican running for the Manatee County Commission District 1 seat, said Peter Logan, president of Medallion Home, stole one of his 4-by-4 signs located at Old Tampa and Chin roads. Since the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office is awaiting a capias arrest warrant, the suspect’s name is redacted in the incident report.
“It is a petit theft,” said Randy Warren, spokesman for the sheriff’s office. “It is being investigated. ... These things happen periodically during campaigns. We are talking a petit theft here.”
Logan, who also is on the board of State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, couldn’t immediately be reached for comment Monday.