View Full Version : Amash yard signs being stolen in Michigan, two people turn themselves in

07-18-2014, 03:56 PM
Local politicians struggle with sign theft, defacement before Election Day

by Rachel Potter
Jul 18th, 2014 09:33am

As the August 5 primary approaches, yard signs for various campaigns are being defaced and stolen. Last week, a picture of two young women stealing a Justin Amash sign from a yard in Plainfield Township circulated on social media. Brad Tobin, who noticed the theft and snapped the picture, reported it to Amash who posted it on Facebook. Tom Ham, the owner of the property the sign had been on, thought he recognized the vehicle. As the owner of two automotive businesses, he's familiar with car models, he says. He was able to provide a bit more detail.

"The car looks like one I see in our neighborhood frequently. I believe it is a 1999 Lexus RX300 cream and tan two tone. I will see if I can locate it and report back. [The] sign was across the street from the northeast corner of Northview High School property," said Ham. "They also took my small yard sign at the same time."

Very soon after the picture went public, Amash reported that the individuals who stole the large sign had visited his campaign office to apologize.

“It took a lot of courage to do that," said Amash. "We accept their apologies and consider the case closed. Mr. Ham, we'll have a new sign over to you in no time!”

The sign has been replaced, and after this incident, is likely to remain there for the rest of this election cycle. Sadly, the same cannot be said of others.


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07-18-2014, 04:07 PM
posted that at the MB facebook

Keith and stuff
07-18-2014, 08:33 PM
That's a great story about Amash being a classy guy! Thanks for sharing.

07-18-2014, 08:57 PM
Does it get any classier than this?

"We accept their apologies and consider the case closed.

07-19-2014, 05:50 AM
two words: trail cam

07-19-2014, 06:50 AM
I wonder if he managed to convince them to vote for him? That would be awesome. I'm sure some other campaign would have called the swat team and then used that incident to campaign on how awesome local police are and how he supports the storm troopers.