PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A man jumped into action Monday when he spotted a woman grabbing a Donald Trump campaign sign from the side of a Pittsburgh highway.
“That’s a felony! That’s a felony!” Bobby Cranmer shouts at the woman continuously as he marches toward her along the Parkway, his camera trained in her direction.
Cranmer: You took a sign, that’s a felony.
Woman: You took my sign down.
Cranmer continues to shout that taking the Trump sign is a felony offense, as the woman texts on her phone.
She then begins filming with her phone, as he asks: “You gonna put that Trump sign back?” Cranmer makes a point to capture an image of the sign laying in her back seat.
Clearly feeling the pressure, the admitted sign-thief asks: “If I put it back, will it be okay?” He agrees, and the mood shifts.
Woman: *laughing* I’m for Clinton.
Cranmer: I can tell, but that’s a felony.
The two share a high five, reaching some kind of understanding.
Woman: Hey buddy, we’re on the same page, we’re just strong about our votes.
Cranmer: Don’t worry about it.
She then checks on where he wants it, and jogs across the road to return the Trump sign to where it was originally.
“Have a good day,” he shouts as the two part ways.
Cranmer spoke to KDKA’s John Shumway about the incident.
“I just don’t think it’s right. I don’t think that’s how anybody working for a campaign should act,” he said.
The Clinton campaign declined to comment.
While Cranmer is heard in the video shouting that stealing the sign is a felony, legal experts say most sign thefts end up as criminal mischief cases, with a fine of $50 – $300.