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Caught in act: Bernie Sanders supporters take video of Jacksonville man stealing their candidate’s signs

The Jax for Bernie Sanders campaign is circulating a video that shows an unidentified man on a bicycle taking down Bernie Sanders campaign signs.

You can check out the short clip on YouTube.

According to the poster, “This occurred less than 10 minutes from the Jacksonville campaign office. People have been complaining to the office that their signs have been going missing and requesting new ones.”

The man is also caught on video saying what sounds like “You’re a bunch of freaks!” to the Sanders supporters (who took video of him from a moving car in the Riverside neighborhood).

Stealing campaign signs is a time-honored Florida tradition, of course. (It’s also a Class C misdemeanor.)

However, it’s rare to catch offenders in the act.

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In addition to her work writing for Florida Politics, Melissa Ross also hosts and produces WJCT’s First Coast Connect, the Jacksonville NPR/PBS station’s flagship local call-in public affairs radio program. The show has won four national awards from Public Radio News Directors Inc. (PRNDI). First Coast Connect was also recognized in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014 as Best Local Radio Show by Folio Weekly’s “Best Of Jax” Readers Poll and Melissa has also been recognized as Folio Weekly’s Best Local Radio Personality. As executive producer of The 904: Shadow on the Sunshine State, Melissa and WJCT received an Emmy in the “Documentary” category at the 2011 Suncoast Emmy Awards. The 904 examined Jacksonville’s status as Florida’s murder capital. During her years in broadcast television, Melissa picked up three additional Emmys for news and feature reporting. Melissa came to WJCT in 2009 with 20 years of experience in broadcasting, including stints in Cincinnati, Chicago, Orlando and Jacksonville. Married with two children, Melissa is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism/Communications. She can be reached at m.ross66211@gmail.com.

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