I think more than a few grifters ears poked up when they heard this news, a $700 fine for destroying the signs, but $5000 for reporting it to Sheriff Joe. That's $4300 profit if one doesn't mind some possible jail time or probation.
PHOENIX -- Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is opening up his
wallet to anyone who can help him find the people responsible for
ruining his campaign signs.
Sheriff Arpaio has announced that he’s offering a $5,000 reward for
anyone who provides information that leads to an arrest and conviction
for damaging his signs.
“My signs are being destroyed by these criminals causing us to lose a
lot of hard earned money. Damaging political signs is a crime and I
want these perpetrators prosecuted,” said Arpaio.
Chad Willems, who is managing Arpaio’s reelection campaign, said
signs have been stolen, cut up, painted over with profanities, and
burned beyond recognition. More than 200 signs have already been
replaced at a cost of approximately $3,500.
“The campaign office gets calls every day reporting the damage done
to the Sheriff’s signs throughout the county,” Willems stated.
Anyone with any information is being asked to first call local law
enforcement and then the Arpaio campaign headquarters at 602-235-9320.
Defacing a political sign is a class two misdemeanor that carries a
penalty of up to four months in jail, a $700 fine, and two years