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Trump Sign Torched in Princess Anne

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Damaged Donald Trump campaign sign. (Photo: WBOC) Damaged Donald Trump campaign sign. (Photo: WBOC)
Trump sign on fire in Princess Anne. (Photo: Jamie Wink) Trump sign on fire in Princess Anne. (Photo: Jamie Wink)
Note attached to damaged Donald Trump campaign sign. (Photo: WBOC) Note attached to damaged Donald Trump campaign sign. (Photo: WBOC)

PRINCESS ANNE, Md.- A large Donald Trump campaign sign in Princess Anne was set on fire Monday night.  Jamie Wink, the owner of Wink's Sporting Goods, said he has put up several Trump campaign signs and has had problems with people vandalizing the signs, and now, setting them on fire.

Wink said a person, or persons, have come onto his property several times recently and have vandalized the large Trump campaign signs he put up.

"We have three that we've had trouble with," Wink said Tuesday morning.  "One of them on Old Princess Anne Road has been torn down once and stolen twice.  The one by Food Lion Friday night was torn down and I put it back up on Saturday."

But the sign by Food Lion was not left alone for long.  The sign was set on fire Monday evening.  The fire was put out before the entire sign was destroyed but the damage was done. Tuesday morning, the sign was still standing but you could see the slashes left in the sign by vandals plus all of the melted edges.  Wink said he is going to take steps to ensure that he catches whoever is responsible if they come back.

"The cameras we had didn't get that but next time they will.  It will be back up.  Might even put up a bigger one," Wink said.

And the business owner had a message for the Trump sign arsonist.

"Stay off my property," he said. "You know, arson is a pretty big deal.  And if I catch you, the law will deal with you."

Plus, there was a small sign attached to the now charred Trump campaign sign that read, "Keep your grimy hands off my property.  Your picture has been sent to the Princess Anne Police Department.  Thanks and Go Trump!!!!!!!"

Destroying or vandalizing campaigns signs would carry a charge of malicious destruction of property.  The severity of the charge is dependent upon how much the property is worth.  However, the case and charges become much more severe when an arson is committed.

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