WARRICK COUNTY, Ind. (WEHT) — A current member of the Indiana House of Representatives and candidate for Warrick County Council is being accused of stealing an opponent’s political yard sign.
State Representative Ron Bacon is calling it a set up.
A Facebook post by Warrick County Council candidate Rhonda Healy’s husband show Bacon next to one of Rhonda’s candidate signs.
Bacon admitted to Eyewitness News he took the sign. He says it’s on private property and the owner gave him permission to remove it.
A Healy supporter says the sign was on public property and Healy was allowed to put it there.
“In this area, Mr. Healy, Rhonda’s husband said that he had an okay to put the sign there,” Bobby Alexander said. “[I’m] disappointed in Ron. Ron knows better. He knows the rules.”
“This is my opinion that he deliberately did it knowing that that would happen and hoping that that would happen,” Bacon said.
Bacon says the camera was put up illegally and he says the property owners are thinking about taking legal action.