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Booby-Trapped Trump Yard Sign Injures City Employee

Commerce Township, MI – A booby-trapped Trump 2020 yard sign left a Commerce Township worker bleeding and in need of 13 stitches.

The incident occurred when a 52-year-old township employee was asked to remove campaign signs along roadways that were in violation of the city ordinances, NBC News reported.

The law says campaign signs must be placed 33 feet from the center of a roadway and the employee spotted a Trump 2020 sign that was nine feet too close to the street on Sleeth Road.

Commerce Township Supervisor Dave Scott described the horrible way the man was cut, WDIV reported.

“He pulled over, reached down to grab it… He actually thought it was electrified. He jumped and let go of it, looked at his hand and realized he was bleeding aggressively,” Scott explained.

The sign had been armed with rusty razor blades, NBC News reported.

“Why would someone set a booby-trap sign to harm someone? A child could have picked it up,” Scott added.

The township employee drove himself to the hospital with three fingers bleeding profusely, WDIV reported.

He required 13 stitches to repair the damage caused by the viciously-rigged yard sign.

“When he went to remove one of the signs, he was cut by razor blades that had been attached to the bottom edge of the sign,” the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. “Both signs removed from that location had several razor blades taped all along the bottom edge. He received lacerations to three fingers which required medical attention.”

The homeowner said that someone has stolen her Trump campaigns signs several times and that the one that was in the yard had randomly re-appeared recently, WDIV reported.

She said she had a big Trump banner stolen, too.

But she said she had no knowledge of whatever had been done to the Trump sign that was in her yard when the worker was injured, according to WDIV.

Neighbors complained that hateful politics have gone too far.

“I think that is absolutely terrible,” neighbor Julee Henry told WDIV. “It’s really too bad that someone would go to that length to protect a political sign. I’m actually really surprised because I would think that that is what a democracy is all about. Everybody has their own opinions and their own thoughts on which way they’d want to vote.”

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Tom Gantert graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Tom started in the newspaper business in 1983. He has worked at the Jackson Citizen Patriot (Michigan), Lansing State Journal (Michigan), Ann Arbor News (Michigan), Vineland Daily-Journal (Michigan), North Hills News Record (Pennsylvania) and USA Today (Virginia). He is also currently the managing editor of Michigan Capitol Confidential, a daily news site of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Tom is the father of a Michigan State Police trooper.

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