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‘Anti Slots’ Supporter Arrested

| October 23, 2010, 12:46 PM | 14 Comments

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A man was arrested at the Severna Park headquarters of Jobs & Revenue For Anne Arundel County early this morning. He was in the process of destroying Vote for Question A campaign signs.

“For a month we have seen the escalation of this organized campaign to remove our message from the County’s roadways,” said Campaign Manager Todd Lamb.  “Their premeditated actions have included the use of box cutters and chainsaws on our large wooden-framed signs as well as completely removing smaller yard signs and dumping them in piles around the County. Most of these signs have police, fire and teacher logos on them – so this is as disturbing as it is illegal.”

The man is currently being held at Anne Arundel County’s Eastern District station. When arrested, his truck contained doxens of stolen Question A campaign signs.

The Jobs & Revenue For Anne Arundel County campaign filed a police report on October 18  following a weekend where more than 400 signs were vandalized or stolen. An additional 300 signs were stolen or destroyed last week leading up to the arrest.

“We are calling on the No Slots campaign and their funders from Penn National to tell their staff and supporters to immediately stop engaging in this illegal activity,” said Lamb. “They have been so blatant in their actions, that they even took a Question A sign from a police officer’s front yard.”

David Corrigan of Glen Burnie. Arrested for stealing and vandalizing political signs belonging to the Jobs & revenue Corporation.

From the County Police Department press release:

On October 23, 2010, at approximately 3:50 a.m., officers were patrolling the Route 2 corridor in response to recent thefts of campaign and political signs. Two officers noticed that a sign posted at the intersection of Route 2 south and Route 10 was missing after having been there just a few moments earlier. Consequently, the officers began looking for a possible suspect in the area.

A short time later, an officer observed a male suspect knock over a sign and begin cutting down a second sign at the intersection of Route 2 south and Earleigh Heights Road. At that time, the officer approached the suspect, who was dressed with a construction style hat and a safety vest. Through investigation, the suspect acknowledged being responsible for the destruction and theft of the sign that was the property of the Jobs & Revenue Corporation. Further investigation revealed that the suspect had an additional 70 signs in his vehicle. All of the signs were determined to be the property of the Jobs & Revenue Corporation. The suspect was taken into custody and charged with Theft Over $1,000 and Under $10,000 and Malicious Destruction of Property. At this time, the investigation is ongoing and detectives are looking into the possibility that the suspect may be linked to other thefts of campaign signs throughout the county.

Suspect: David S. Corrigan, 50, of 125 Foxtrap Drive, Glen Burnie MD

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  1. Tim R says:

    This press release is slanderous. You nor they have any idea who this guy is. He could be working for Cordish as a plant for all we know.

  2. John Frenaye says:

    Take it up with the police who arrested him and provided the booking photo.

  3. He’s cool with vandalism and theft, but has a problem with other people being able to play slots? What a guy.

  4. John M says:

    Most of the Jobs and Revenue signs have been placed illegally along the right of ways and on public lands. They should have Todd Lamb arrested for littering.

  5. John M says:

    Oh wait, “Police for Question A.” Guess its not going to happen.

  6. Michael Willis says:

    Doesn’t anybody else find it humorous that people in their 50s are still acting like kids during a junior high student body election? “Let’s go tear down all of Johnny’s signs! He’s sooooo not cool.”

  7. Fred Shubbie™©® says:

    He is far from the only one doing this type of thing, he just got caught. On Defense highway ( between crownsvill rd and the mall) there is a clear example of vandalism by the other side. They are about 4 No SLots signs in a row that were flattened and in front of each of them there is a new , erect Question A sign. I am all for outlawing all campaign signs as they are unsightly and often times hazardous . This particular issue is especially prone to the aforementioned.

  8. Michael Willis says:

    Curiously, I’m with ya, Mr. Shubbie (TM, C, R)

  9. I’m actually with Shubbie as well, as long as he means on public property. Who chooses a politician or a stance on an issue because of how many signs they see about it?

  10. Running with scissors says:

    I think his problem is he was trying to take down the sign on the property of their headquarters. Also he had signs in his vehicle. Think if he would have just knocked signs down he probably would not have a problem. But he was in possession of them. Alot of people must vote that way, based on the money and number of signs you see around.

  11. Michael Willis says:

    I think they put the signs up because they’re vain and just like seeing their name on a gazillion signs around the neighborhood.

  12. Revs Ing says:

    The Slots supporters started this weeks ago when they removed all of our signs around the Villages of Dorchester!/video/video.php?v=10150229603550635&oid=49493650185

  13. John Frenaye says:

    First, I am not defending or supporting sign stealing. A question I have on that video is a simple one. In the dumpster there appeared to be many signs other than the No Slots At The Mall signs. I see a real estate sign and I think a Wilhelm sign. If the signs were posted on mall property without permission, it is reasonable for them to remove them and certainly you might expect the mall to give permission to Cordish for his signs. If they were on private property not belonging to the mall–then that is a different story.

    Right of Ways are difficult to determine and unless you have plans, it is difficult to know where the ROW ends and private property begins. I used to own a retail store and at one time placed signs (illegally) along Ritchie Highway in Arnold. I received a call from my landlord asking me to remove them as they were contacted by the State and threatened with a fine for my signs since they were the owner of the property fronting the ROW.

    Perhaps the mall is also charged with maintaining the ROW clear of signs as well?

    Just some unanswered questions!

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