Butte man 'sick of politics' takes campaign signs

2012-11-05T14:30:00Z Butte man 'sick of politics' takes campaign signsThe Associated Press The Associated Press
November 05, 2012 2:30 pm  • 

BUTTE — A 22-year-old Butte man who said he was "sick of all the political signs" was arrested with dozens of campaign signs and some marijuana in his car.

Butte-Silver Bow County Sheriff John Walsh tells The Montana Standard the thefts appear to be random and the suspect didn't appear to be targeting any particular candidates.

A Butte resident called 911 after seeing a man take a sign from his yard just after 11 a.m. Sunday. A short time later, a patrol car stopped Jon Fournier. Court records say officers found signs in the car, along with marijuana and a bong.

Walsh said Fournier told him he was "sick of all the political signs" and wanted to clean up the neighborhood.

Fournier faces misdemeanor charges of theft, possession of dangerous drugs and drug paraphernalia.

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    stalker - November 06, 2012 12:48 am
    They should give this guy community service. He can serve it by clearing out the political signs in Missoula the day after the election!
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