A Wheeling man is frustrated after he says the campaign signs in his yard have been stolen and several others in the area have been targeted by vandals.
Tim Stamp says he didn’t think twice about putting a political sign for Donald Trump in his front yard.
“I went and got the Trump sign within less than 24 hours, mine was stolen,” says Stamp.
Frustrated he took to Facebook and he quickly found out that many of his neighbors in Warwood were having their signs stolen or defaced too. In a line of political signs outside of the Warwood Kroger, Trump’s signs have been spray painted with an expletive.
Tim says he also saw signs spray painted on River Road.
“It’s kind of a shame because I think that the story even is more of the infringement on you know our rights and being able to go out, you know freedom of speech, I just think that the fact that that’s happening, it’s an issue,” said Stamp.
Trump is a polarizing candidate, but despite the opinion, Tim says he’s concerned about the lack of respect from the community.
“In this world, you know, we’re not going to agree with everybody, and that’s what makes America great. Not to be cliché you know with Donald saying Make America great again, but that’s true, we need to. And at this point if we don’t all feel the same away about being able to have that argument or have a difference of opinion and it be ok, then I don’t think our country is heading in the right direction,” said Stamp.
And until November, Tim says he plans to have a Trump sign in his yard.
“I feel that I don’t want to be silenced, and that’s their goal is to silence, you know, someone like me, and I’m not going to let it happen. So, they can keep on doing what they’re doing I’ve got plenty more signs where that came from, I just hope they can keep up,” says Stamp.
Stamp says he’s thinking about installing a camera to try to catch who is stealing and defacing the signs.