PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Wilkinsburg Police are asking for help tracking down the person who stole a large anti-Donald Trump sign.
On Jan. 24, around 3:15 a.m., the sign was stolen from the front yard of a home on Biddle Avenue in Wilkinsburg.READ MORE: West Virginia Lowers COVID-19 Vaccination Rates Because Some Data Counted Twice
The custom-made 8′ x 7′ sign was painted on particle board and mounted into the ground.
The sign depicts the Statue of Liberty punching President Donald Trump in the face, with a banner that reads: Keep America Great!
The victim of this crime, Joseph Davis, told police that the sign gained national attention during the presidential campaign. He believes it is worth at least $10,000.
“The disappointing part of it is that Smithsonian, the American Folk Art Museum of the Smithsonian in D.C., came here in November and actually wanted the piece for the museum,” Davis said.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Public Schools Board To Vote On Forming 'Education Crisis Intervention Committee'
He believes the value of the art was the motive for the crime.
“It could have been the message, but the way that they took it out of the frame, they were really…gentle with it. They didn’t break it, they didn’t kick it, they didn’t deface it,” Davis said.
Video surveillance shows two unidentified males in the yard at the time of the theft.MORE NEWS: South Strabane Township Police Say Missing 65-Year-Old Man John Ruffing Found Safe
Anyone with information should contact police at 412-244-2900 x 121.