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Queerty: Woman caught leaping from vehicle to steal Biden yard sign faces $2500 fine and a year in jail


A Virginia woman may be slapped with a hefty fine and a jail sentence after she was caught on camera stealing a political sign from another person’s yard.

Sarah Osborn Barwick posted a screenshot taken from her friend’s security camera earlier this week that shows the middle-aged white woman getting out of her car and grabbing a Biden sign from someone’s front lawn.

“Hi Scottsville sign stealer Karen,” Barwick wrote. “Hope you had fun. FYI: I just donated to Joe in your honor. Have a nice day. Please, please, please share this post.”

Hi Scottsville sign stealer Karen ?Hope you had fun. FYI: I just donated to Joe in your honor.Have a nice day ?Please, please, please share this post.

Posted by Sarah Osborn Barwick on Tuesday, October 13, 2020

So far, Barwick’s post has received over 16,000 shares, although the woman has yet to be publicly identified.

Stealing or vandalizing yard signs is considered a Class 1 misdemeanor in Virginia, punishable with a $2,500 fine and up to one year in jail.

The incident is similar to another sign-swiping episode that happened this past July when a Mary Kay saleswoman was caught getting out of her pink Cadillac and tearing down a Black Lives Matter sign on someone’s private property in Grand Marais, Minnesota.

Linda Bergerson had been one of the cosmetic company’s top sellers before she was let go as an independent contractor for her behavior.

In an update to her original post about the Biden sign stealer, Barwick implied the woman had been located and said the situation was being “handled.”

“It’s a friends picture,” she wrote. “Don’t worry, it’s being handled.”

Related: Mary Kay drops saleswoman after she’s caught tearing down Black Lives Matter sign

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