Vernon offers reward to catch election sign thiefPaul Vernon says about a third of his signs have been stolen from yards around Carlton County. He's offering a reward to find out who's doing it.
By: Jana Peterson, Pine Journal
While election signs are proliferating faster than dandelions right now, Paul Vernon is concerned because his signs are disappearing almost as quickly. The Carlton County Commissioner candidate said a person or persons have removed approximately 30 of his signs, out of the 100 he’s placed in yards around the county.
“They’ve all been on private property,” Vernon said, adding that only about 15 of his first lot of 50 signs are left standing. “And they’re not disappearing during work hours, it’s at night most of the time.”
One family actually saw a man take the sign from their yard. They described the man as being of average height with dark hair; he was wearing sunglasses, a baseball cap and driving a dark-colored SUV. He waved at them and loaded the sign into his vehicle, driving away.
Vernon is offering a $500 reward for any tips to or identifying the person stealing the signs. Call him at 384-3970 with information.