Political campaign signs stolen throughout the area

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - With Savannah's general election coming up on Nov. 8, candidates are busy putting up campaign ads to get last minute votes. However, some of those signs are being picked up and stolen.

Ruel Joyner who is running for first district Alderman says he put up around 600 signs but 75 of them were taken down in areas across the district.

"It's just part of the game. It's business," says Joyner.

According to the Savannah Chatham Metro Police Department, a person can be charged with trespassing for taking down signs on private property. If convicted, a person could face up to 12 months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

At this time no one has formally been charged for stealing the signs.

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