Razor blades embedded in Trump-Pence campaign signs send Commerce worker to the hospital

razor blades sewn into a trump-Pence sign
Photo credit Oakland County Sheriff's Office
By WWJ Newsradio 950

(WWJ) Some believe politics is a blood sport, but in this case campaign signs are the thing drawing blood.

A city worker in Commerce Township was injured by razor blades embedded into several Trump-Pence campaign signs, city officials said.

The worker went to remove the signs that were improperly located on the public easement on Sleeth Street and said he came away with three fingers badly sliced by blades. He required 13 stitches.

The homeowner told investigators she had no idea who placed the signs and was out of town when it happened. 

"Several signs were taken from property that had several razor blades taped all the way along the bottom of the sign," the Oakland County Sheriff's Department wrote in a press release.

This is the time of year when local and national campaigns complain about sign theft and there are laws on the books to prevent it. Stealing or defacing campaign signs is a misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of a $500 fine or imprisonment of up to 90 days, according to state law.