On Wednesday, the Police in Middletown, Delaware issued an arrest warrant for Dana Long, the husband of Democratic Senator Bethany Hall-Long, on the charge of stealing campaign signs left on the roadway, such as the one featured in the video above that says, “Fix the Economy! Vote Republican.”
According to Delaware Online, the video from First State Liberty was taken after “28 signs were placed on Middletown Odessa Road at Silver Lake Road, and on the 700 block of Middletown Odessa Road,” on Sunday, removed and then replaced by the campaign volunteers on Monday, and then once again removed.
Campaign volunteers arrived with video cameras to stake out the spot where the signs had been removed, at 2:35am on Wednesday morning. In the video, they pointed out what the signs looked like, along with the fact that they were labeled “Paid for by The Republican Party of Delaware.”
At 4:01am, the volunteers reported that a car pulled up, a man got out, and he started lifting campaign signs.
The man, who has been identified as Dana Long, openly defended his actions, saying “There’s no name on these signs,” as he proceeded to carry the signs to his car.
In the video, the campaign volunteers documented Long stealing the signs, as well as his car and license plate number, and the fact that other, similar stolen signs were present in the backseat of his car.
According to Delaware Online, the charge against Long is a “Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in prison and a fine up to $2,300, including restitution and other conditions set by the court.”