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Who is this man? Sign grabber caught on video

A candidate for the Post 1 seat on the Fayette County Board of Education said a video camera has captured the image of someone who took one of his campaign signs ... and from the candidate's home in Tyrone, no less.

Barry Marchman provided the video to The Citizen which shows what appears to be a bespectacled white male pulling the sign up from the ground. While the video quality is not high-definition by any means, it provides enough detail to likely identify the culprit.

The video was captured by a video camera designed to capture wildlife which is often referred to as a "game cam."

Marchman is running against fellow Post 1 candidate Scott Hollowell to fill a four year-term as one of five members on the Fayette County Board of Education.

The video in its entirety can be viewed on The Citizen's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mycitizen. The direct link to the Facebook-posted video is: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=3836246276048

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Oops, double post

I clicked on this story, looked at the still from the video, and right below the article was an advertisement for Scott Hollowell. Oddly, the picture of Hollowell looks a lot like the man in the video.

I sure hope I'm wrong. That would be a bit awkward.

[quote=YourGoodPalMike]I clicked on this story, looked at the still from the video, and right below the article was an advertisement for Scott Hollowell. Oddly, the picture of Hollowell looks a lot like the man in the video.

I sure hope I'm wrong. That would be a bit awkward.[/quote]

I am sure you are wrong,the man in the video and Scott Hollowell have two different hair lines. If you look at the video, the man has a definative part on his right (our left looking at it) and Mr. Hollowell's on the left (our right). Rarely do men alter that and it's a pretty distinct characteristic. Just an observation on my part...but maybe I am the one who is wrong.

rolling stone's picture

just a sign collector without a hoodie or a homeowner association enforcer for a No Sign rule.

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Nope, that's not Scott Hollowell. This guy is wearing overalls.

I do believe campaign signs are exempt from sign rules.

Maybe he's a Marchman fan and was too shy to ask for a sign for his yard. Maybe not, too.:)

is that mayor whats his name

is that mayor whats his name

kcchiefandy's picture

...the 'stapler guy' from 'Office Space'!! He's headed to Initech and using the signs to burn down the building...

LessThan3PTC's picture

Definitely Milton. Dead ringer.

LessThan3PTC's picture

Definitely Milton. Dead ringer.

Citizen_Steve's picture

Great job catching a criminal in action. Trespassing and theft by taking at a minimum.

OneAccord's picture

Most politicians do not keep the LAW themselves by posting signs properly only on private property. Most every political road sign you see is posted on PUBLIC property - along road sides, intersections, right of ways, entrances to subdivisions, etc. Public property is just that -- public and if someone wishes to remove the litter (illegal signs) from the roadside, there is no law. Sign permits exist to allow posting on "Private" property only (which means you need the landowner's permission). Most don't get permission... they just place their plackards illegally. Think about that next time you vote for a candidate the says they will uphold the law, but places an illegal sign at the entrance to your neighborhood.

WakeUp's picture

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WakeUp's picture

I understand your comments, but how do they apply to this story? The story specifically states the sign was removed from the candidate's own home in Tyrone.

WakeUp's picture

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