NY Man Builds Barbed Wire Fence to Protect Donald Trump Sign

Delegates hold up signs in support of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence during the Republican National Convention on July 20, 2016, in Cleveland.
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One New York man wants to make absolutely sure you know exactly who he's supporting in this year's presidential race.

In fact, he seems to have taken a lesson straight out of his candidate's book; however, although Donald Trump wants to build a wall along the border between the U.S. and Mexico, Robert Marini just wants to protect his Trump lawn sign from alleged thieves.


According to the Times-Union, several of Marini's Trump lawn signs have been taken from his home, prompting the Capital Region home builder in upstate New York to encase his latest sign in concrete and surround it with barbed wire and lights.

And just in case his message isn't clear enough, Marini has also included a warning sign reading, "DO NOT Touch The Sign. If you are reading this, you are TRESPASSING. You WILL BE PROSECUTED To The Fullest Extent Of The Law."

"I don't have enough time in my life to go around stealing Bernie Sanders signs or Hillary Clinton signs. It's not something that I even thought about doing," Marini told the Times-Union Monday. "Everybody's got a right to free speech, right? At least we think so in America today. But some people on the left don't believe in that, so they just take what's not theirs."

Marini says that he's had five Trump signs stolen from his lawn since June, though he is not sure who is taking them from his property, even with surveillance footage capturing the incident. The grainy footage reportedly did not reveal much about the perpetrator's identity.


The homeowner said that he didn't called the police after the other incidents because he didn't want to bother the authorities, but he said that if "they steal this one, they're going to get a police report."

According to the Times-Union, New York State Police say that getting caught taking a lawn sign could lead to misdemeanor larceny charges.


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