Woman Arrested for Driving Children Around Upstate New York to Rip Trump Signs Down
The signs where stolen from Tribes Hill and the Town of Amsterdam
A woman, who reportedly drove six children around upstate New York to target and rip down Trump campaign signs, has been arrested by sheriff's deputies.
45-year-old Deana Algarin from Schenectady was arrested for using the minors to carry out the property damage, according to The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.
The sheriff's office said they received reports of the campaign signs for President Donald Trump's re-election campaign being removed.
Signs for Rep. Elise Stefanik, a Republican representing New York's 21st congressional district, were also stolen.
The signs where stolen from Tribes Hill and the Town of Amsterdam.
Algarin was pulled over by officers who found campaign signs in her vehicle.
She drove around six children to steal the signs, according to investigators.
The woman was charged with the following counts:
- Endangering the welfare of a child
- Criminal possession of stolen property
- Petit larceny
She was also charged with marijuana possession and seat-belt violations.
Trump signs have frequently become the target of vandalism in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election.
Earlier this month, a Montana family was left traumatized after a man tore down their Trump campaign flags from their home.
He then burned them as four children slept inside their house.
This Montana family had their #Trump2020 flags burned in their yard as their children slept.— Montana Republican Party (@MTGOP) August 28, 2020
The liberal mob isn't just in cities across the country, it's right here in Montana and it's threatening the safety of freedom-loving Montanans. #mtpol #mtnews pic.twitter.com/4dXr5pqyPt
The far-left thug was later caught and charged with criminal mischief.
Surveillance camera footage caught Eric Herrera walking up to the family's house in Three Forks, outside of northwest of Bozeman, before tearing the flags down and setting them alight, according to police.