GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – Vandals are back at it, destroying one Green Bay man’s signs in support of Donald Trump’s run for president.
We’re now only days away from the presidential election, but these signs have not survived unscathed to this point.
One homeowner on the 900-block of Chicago Street was frustrated after vandals repeatedly painted over his Trump sign. Vandals kept coming even as the owner upped the ante, installing lights and lawn sprinklers triggered by motion sensors.
“Criminal attempting to destroy my Donald Trump sign. Cheap paint repelled and scum bag fended off by the DDSS – Donald Defensive Sprinkler System,” reads the video description on YouTube.
The added security worked on some but not all.
Video from Tuesday night shows a man using spray paint to cross out Donald Trump’s name, but the vandal didn’t seem to notice the paint was being washed away by the sprinklers almost as soon as he ran off.
The homeowner wouldn’t talk to us on camera but told us he finds the video amusing.
Green Bay police don’t.
“If another person chooses to damage another person’s property they can be held accountable for that,” Capt. Kevin Warych, Green Bay Police Department, said.
Police say vandalizing someone’s private property is illegal — it doesn’t matter if it’s a political sign or a fence. They ask if you see suspicious activity or vandalism to a sign, report it right away.
Green Bay Police remind everyone that damaging or stealing property could cost you from $376 to $691 in municipal fines.