RUSSELL COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - Stories of stealing political signs have sprung up across the country, and some residents in Russell County now have experienced that firsthand.
Throughout this election season, homeowners have caught people removing signs off their front yards.
Albert Howard, a retired probate judge in Russell County, previously had a number of signs placed near his home for both Republican and Democratic candidates.
Now, he says, two remain and he believes this infringes on his rights as a citizen.
"I spent 28 years in the Navy and it was so people would have the right to put up those signs and express their opinions and vote," Howard said. "So I get annoyed when people start interfering with those rights, of course."
Local police departments across the country have cracked down on sign thieves.
On Tuesday in North Carolina, officers in Catawba County arrested three teenagers they believe stole hundreds of Donald Trump signs.