A campaign sign for Josh Shapiro is displayed on the front lawn of a Philadelphia home.
Political signs have been found in Bucks County booby-trapped with razor blades, resulting in cut fingers of a resident, police said.
Police in Upper Makefield Township said Sunday that a campaign sign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro was placed without permission on someone’s property, and while trying to remove it, the resident discovered that razor blades had been “placed around it.” from the perimeter of the sign.
“Obviously this was designed to inflict punishment on anyone who tried to remove the sign.” police said in a social media post..
Police said they inspected all campaign signs and found razor blades placed around the perimeter of signs for two other Democratic candidates, John Fetterman and Ashley Ehasz. Fetterman is running for the US Senate and Ehasz for the US House.
Police said their investigation is continuing and warned residents to be careful removing signs posted on their property without permission, and to call them if “any implements” have been installed on the signs.
“Over the last few election cycles, we have dealt with sign theft, sign vandalism, neighbor disputes, etc., but this is the first time we have dealt with this situation,” Bucks County Community Police said. , calling it “totally unacceptable and a disgusting act”.
“No matter your political affiliation, no matter your candidate preference, resorting to this type of depravity is unacceptable and criminal. We can do better and we must,” police said.