ROSWELL, Ga. — As tensions over the April 18 6th Congressional District election whipped up to a fever pitch, Roswell police arrested one man on misdemeanor theft charges for stealing campaign signs. Police were tipped off by a 14-second video on Twitter showing the man shoving the signs into the back of his truck.
The videographer met with Roswell police April 16 to alert them about the incident.
In the video, the man, later identified as Frank Nash, is seen allegedly stealing the signs near the Shallowford and Pine Grove roads intersection. Nash is from Woodstock, a city that is not included in the 6th Congressional District.
Although the video shows Nash grabbing mostly Jon Ossoff signs, Roswell’s Public Information Officer Lisa Holland said that Nash was not singling out one candidate.
“He was angry about all the signs on the right away and thought he had the right to remove them,” Holland said. “There wasn’t any particular party or person he was targeting.”
Officers later found Ossoff’s signs along with signs for other candidates, including Mohammad Ali Bhuiyan and Judson Hill, in a dumpster.
Nash was booked and released from Fulton County Jail April 19 after paying a $1,000 bond.
The April 18 election ended in a runoff between Jon Ossoff and Karen Handel, after neither candidate won more than 50 percent of the vote. The two will go head-to-head June 20 in a special runoff election for a chance to fill the seat vacated by Tom Price.