Fla. Candidate Caught on Tape Swiping Rival’s Signs
July 27, 2010
(ChattahBox)—Local elections can sure get interesting at times. The Republican primary candidates for the House, in Florida’s District 1 in Santa Rosa County, are engaged in a sign stealing controversy that made its way to –where else?–YouTube. Candidate Doug Broxson’s son hid an infrared video camera to catch the thieves who were continually swiping his father’s campaign signs. Surprisingly, minutes after the video trap was set, his rival, Greg Brown and his wife Jennifer appeared at the busy intersection to remove Broxson’s signs, as they looked out for cars and worried about leaving fingerprints. Comedy gold.
The Pensacola News Journal reports that Brown is unrepentant, claiming he did nothing wrong, because the signs were on the private property of an acquaintance whom agreed to only show Brown’s campaign signs.
“I disposed of them,” he said. “Quite honestly, I may have put them in my own trash can at home. I am not completely sure,” said Brown
And he is demanding that Broxson stop calling attention to his sign pilfering ways.
“It’s diverting from the issues,” Greg Brown said. “He has a promise on his website to run a clean campaign and only talk about the issues, and he is not doing such.”
Broxson’s campaign manager Kevin Brown, asks if the Browns believe they did nothing wrong, why were they worried about passing cars and fingerprints?
“The video is going to show that if Greg didn’t think what he was doing was wrong, he wouldn’t be worried about fingerprints and he wouldn’t be worried about people seeing him,” Kevin Brown said.
Next time, Greg Brown will be sure to check for hidden cameras.