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VIDEO: Trump supporter says he's had 12 yard signs stolen

A north Indianapolis resident says he's fed up. Someone has been stealing his Donald Trump yard signs - and so far, he's on his 13th sign after the first 12 were stolen.
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A north Indianapolis resident says he's fed up. Someone has been stealing his Donald Trump yard signs - and so far, he's on his 13th sign after the first 12 were stolen.

The man, who did not wish WTHR to use his name or the name of his street due to safety concerns, says he bought two Trump signs at the beginning of March "and showed my support by placing one in my front lawn. That sign was stolen in its first night in my yard."

The second sign was stolen, too. All the way up to the 12th one.

"I've since had to place two separate orders of 10 for a total of 20 signs. To date I have had 12 stolen," he told WTHR.

He set up surveillance cameras and recorded eight videos of the sign thefts in broad daylight, "and all being committed by grown adults. In some instances it has been neighbors. I have police reports filed and they have caught one of the many sign thieves that have stolen the signs."

"Since I've had the signs, I have been yelled and cursed at by multiple drivers who have passed me in my front lawn near the trump sign. The insults have ranged from being called a 'racist' to being called 'a disgusting human being,'" he said.

With the Indiana primary coming up in May, he says he wants to "shed a different light on Trump supporters who have been unfairly labeled."

It's against the law to remove yard signs unless you're the property owner - or you've given someone permission to take them down, or if they're blocking the right of way.

This isn't the first time WTHR has reported yard signs being stolen during political campaigns.

In June 2015, Gov. Mike Pence responded to WTHR's report about yard signs calling for him to step down. "Pence must go" yard signs were targeted by vandals, with some being burned in the middle of the night. Pence condemned the actions.

In 2008, WTHR reported that signs supporting then-presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain were being stolen or burned.