Mayor Tomlinson's executive assistant suspended after prank

Mayor Teresa Tomlinson.
Mayor Teresa Tomlinson.

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Mayor Teresa Tomlinson's executive assistant is on suspension after a practical joke.

The mayor says Judy Tucker was running an errand on Wednesday and picked up a Colin Martin yard sign from one of his supporters handing out signs. Tucker intended to hide it in the mayor's closet or drawer to shock her. She is now on suspension and says she will return the sign.

Martin is running against Tomlinson in this year's mayoral election. He commented on the situation on his campaign's official Facebook page:

Just got an interesting phone call. The incumbent mayor's executive assistant just went by the office of a supporter of mine and asked for a yard sign. Either we've had a high-level conversion or a dirty trick is afoot. I ask my supporters to be vigilant and report any unflattering pictures or sign placements to me. Please share this status so we can get the word out.

Tucker responded to the Facebook status with an apology.

Mayor Tomlinson tells News Leader 9 she is still considering the level of discipline for Judy Tucker.

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