North Miami Beach Police Looking for Campaign Sign Stealer

Man caught on video swiping political candidate's sign

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    Video released by North Miami Beach Police shows a man who they say stole a candidate's campaign sign.

    North Miami Beach Police are asking for the public's help in catching a man who was caught on video stealing a political sign.

    The incident happened Monday morning around 6:30 a.m. at 699 Northeast 167th Street, North Miami Beach Police said.

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    A video of the theft released by police shows the suspect drive up near the sign, yank it out of the ground and leave the scene in a four-door sedan.

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    The sign belongs to Anthony DeFillipo, a candidate for North Miami Beach's City Council in the city's May 7 election, police said.

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    In a statement Wednesday, police said it's not unusual to have vandalism or theft of candidates' political signs in the month or so before the election, but said all such crimes will be investigated and individuals responsible will be charged.

    Police are asking anyone who can identify the suspect or vehicle from the video to call the North Miami Beach Police Department at 305-949-5500.

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