MOUNT IDA – A local Joe Biden supporter alleges she has been the victim of vandalism after signs supporting the Democratic Presidential Candidate were reported stolen from her yard.
Sharon Dumas, who lives on Highway 270 East near Mount Ida, stated that she placed the signs and a banner supporting Joe Biden for President in her yard recently, only to find them missing Saturday morning.
Dumas admitted in a phone conversation Monday that she understands that she is a Biden supporter in the midst of a Trump stronghold. However, she expressed her right to support whomever she chooses regardless of their popularity in Montgomery County.
She shared that she reported the theft of the signs and was told they would be investigated as misdemeanor charges.
Dumas pointed out that many of her neighbors have signs supporting Donald Trump for President displayed on their property, but she would never think of stealing their signs.
Undaunted, she shared that she has already ordered new signs to display in her yard. She does plan to display her banner in a higher position to deter any future unwanted removal from her property.
Dumas stated that she and her husband had considered offering a reward for information regarding who took the signs, but has decided to use this incident as an opportunity to educate people that removing signs from someone’s property is illegal.
She added that she still has the right to support whomever she pleases and it is illegal to remove her signs. On top of that it just isn’t very neighborly to encroach on someone’s property and take something that doesn’t belong to you.