Political signs in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, were found trapped with razor blades, resulting in one resident’s fingers being cut, police said.
Police in the Upper Makefield neighborhood said Sunday that a campaign sign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro was placed without a permit on someone’s property, and while trying to remove it, the resident discovered that razor blades were “placed around the perimeter of the sign.”
“Obviously, this was designed to inflict punishment on anyone who tried to remove the sign,” the police said in a post on social networks.
Police said they inspected all campaign signs and found razor blades placed around the edges of signs for two other Democratic candidates, John Fetterman and Ashley Ehasz. Fetterman is running for the US Senate and Ehasz for the US Congress.
Police said their investigation was continuing and warned residents to be careful about removing signs posted on their property without permission, and to call them if “any equipment” was placed on the signs.
“During past election cycles we have dealt with sign theft, vandalism of signs, conflicts with neighbors, etc., but this is the first time we have had to deal with this situation,” Bucks County Community Police said, calling it “completely unacceptable and a despicable act.”
“Regardless of your political affiliation, regardless of your candidate preferences, resorting to this kind of depravity is unacceptable and criminal. We can do better and we must,” said the police.