Showing posts from August 3, 2008

The Case of Missing Lawn Signs

Last Sunday, July 27, two police reports were filed regarding two incidents of destroyed property – “Recall Madison Nguyen” signs – on the busy street of King, the very border of Councilmember Nguyen’s District 7.

In one incident, the victim, an old man of 70, was able to partially witness the incident. According to his statement, at about 4:30 AM, while he was reading in his living room, he heard two very loud noises coming from the street. He ran out and saw that the recall sign was gone, while a car parked at the curb nearby zoomed away. Unfortunately, he was too late to be able to see the car’s license plate.

What is so special about the incident? And why does it take two loud impacts to remove a simple campaign sign?

The Recall Madison Nguyen on the old man’s house was not just set on a simple wire frame like the campaign signs you normally see on people’s lawns. According to the victim, he did have a simple sign like that at first, and it had been quickly stolen. After that, he put…