Authorities in Florida said they were investigating whether a crime was committed when a political candidate was videotaped pulling up his opponent's signs.
The Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office said it is investigating the YouTube video, which shows state House District 1 Republican candidate Greg Brown and his wife, Jennifer, pulling up primary opponent Doug Broxson's campaign signs alongside state roads 87 and 89 near Milton, The Pensacola (Fla.) Times reported Tuesday.
The video was taken by Broxson's son, Jason, who was videotaping from the bushes when the Browns arrived and took down the signs. Broxson campaign officials said Jason Broxson was setting up the camera for security and happened to still be there when the Browns arrived.
"Honestly, we just got lucky that he happened to show up right then," said Kevin Brown, Broxson's campaign manager, who is not related to Greg Brown. "Lord only knows the odds of that."
Greg Brown said the signs were on private property and he had an agreement with the owner, Don Dewrell, stating that only his signs would be displayed.