Police: Man stole campaign signs because he was tired of seeing them

by: Mike Petchenik Updated:

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ROSWELL, Ga. - Police said the man caught on camera stealing campaign signs for the District 6 election was not targeting any one candidate.

Officer Lisa Holland said detectives tracked Frank Nash in Woodstock using his license plate.
 
Holland said Nash admitted to throwing away most of the signs.
 

Roswell police told Channel 2’s Mike Petchenik that Nash was angry about the signs being in the right-of-way.

Video of Nash was seen on social media by thousands of people and he was subsequently charged with misdemeanor theft. 


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Campaign signs dot the community across the northern suburbs and they will likely be around for the next few months until the 6th Congressional District runoff is complete.

A woman who identified herself as Tamara said her friend filmed the man stealing signs. "He knew he was being filmed and he didn't care," she said.

Tamara said she supports John Ossoff and has been putting his campaign signs across the district. 

"We'd take pictures of them, post them on social media, and then the next day our signs would be gone and all of the other candidate signs would remain," said Tamara. 
 
Tamara said the sign thefts are getting so bad that she's started smearing the back of signs with vaseline and glitter to deter someone from taking them. "It's un-American.  It's unpatriotic," said Tamara.