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.