Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Pocatello Mayor Candidate Says His Campaign Signs Are Disappearing

Posted By on Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 9:35 AM

It happens every year. Brian Blad is just the latest victim.

Pocatello's KIDK-TV reports that Blad, the mayor of Pocatello who is running for reelection, says an inordinate number of his campaign signs are disappearing. Bannock County Deputy Prosecutor said it's not unusual to see campaign signs destroyed just before an election.

"It happens every time there's a campaign of some kind," Godfrey told KIDK. "We see on some level, somebody is out stealing or destroying signs."

But Godfrey wasn't dismissing that the destruction is still a crime. Under Idaho code, the destruction would be considered "malicious injury to property" and could land someone in jail for up to a year.

"It would be the same as if you vandalized their car or their home," said Godfrey.

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