With the U.S. presidential election day arriving fast, tensions are running high in America.
There’s a large amount of people who would rather not see Donald Trump in office, and they’re not being too quiet about it either.
In what started off as a few strong-worded tweets has spiraled into topless celebrities, an A-list petition against Trump, and the Avengers uniting to urge people to vote against racism, inequality and misogyny. Without saying it outright, they’re saying don’t vote for Trump.
And the people of America apparently agree. Because Trump signs everywhere are going missing.
It's the 3rd Trump sign a homeowner has put out. Someone keeps stealing them. And he caught it on camera. His message 4those responsible pic.twitter.com/DqF9C3QT3V
— Emily Longnecker (@EmilyWTHR) September 20, 2016
Americans have been making their voices heard by stealing Trump signs off of Republican supporters’ lawns – simple, but efficient.
But one guy’s had enough.
Enter one YouTube user who decided to document the day he had enough of people stealing his signs.
His video shows a man walking past the end of a driveway pushing what seems to be a pram, before coming back 10 minutes later with his hood over his head.
Fast forward to him trying to steal the sign, getting electrocuted, and running off.
Turns out, his Trump-supporter neighbour decided to booby-trap his sign.
According to the video, the guy was charged with trespassing. And, like any good Trump supporter, he ends the footage with: “Make America Great Again.”
It’s not the first time a Trump sign has been stolen:
— Jacob Honeycutt (@Jacob0533) September 29, 2016
apparently stealing a trump sign is illegal but uh. i'm making america gay again pic.twitter.com/cFXUK3A5Bq
— jamie (@pugsandrec) September 20, 2016
But it seems like neighbours are learning, with more and more Trump-supporters booby trapping their signs:
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— Leahann Johnston (@Leaha_Luv) September 3, 2016
I think the point these booby-trappers are trying to make is that people are free to make their own political statements, just don’t silence try and silence anyone else’s.
Fair enough, but I’ve got a funny feeling that won’t stop anti-Trumpers from stealing his signs anytime soon.