Campaign signs for Democrats booby-trapped with razor blades and installed without permission in Pennsylvania, one person injured

Campaign signs for Democratic politicians were booby-trapped with razor blades and set up without a permit in Pennsylvania, and one person was injured trying to take them down.

The incident was documented on a Facebook post by the Upper Makefield Township Police Department on Sunday.

Police said one person found a sign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro installed on their property without permission and went to take it down. They were injured by the razor blades attached to the edge of the shield.

“What happened here is totally unacceptable and a disgusting act that ended up cutting one resident’s finger,” police said. “Obviously this should punish anyone who tried to remove the shield.”

When police responded to the call, they found two other signs with similar booby traps. They were signs of John Fetterman, a Democrat running for the US Senate seat from Pennsylvania, and Ashley Ehasz, another Democrat who is constantly for a seat in the US House of Representatives for the First District of Pennsylvania.

Bucks County Democratic Party Chairman Senator Steve Santarsiero addressed the incident in a statement.

“Every year we see an increasing number of cases where political signs are vandalized in one form or another. Over the course of my public service career, I have had my own signs defaced and cut up,” Santarsiero wrote.

“This recent incident, which has taken this behavior to a new low, is reprehensible as it puts people’s safety at risk,” he added. “The Bucks County Democratic Party condemns what happened and hopes those responsible will be brought to justice as soon as possible.”

Police said their investigations are ongoing and they warned residents to exercise caution when removing unauthorized political signs.

“Regardless of your political affiliation, regardless of your candidate preference, resorting to this type of depravity is unacceptable and criminal. We can and must do better,” police concluded in the post.

Here is a local news report on the incident:

Razor bladed campaign signs in Bucks County Campaign signs for Democrats booby-trapped with razor blades and installed without permission in Pennsylvania, one person injured

Laura Coffey

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