“This was not only clearly illegal, but also so obviously and pitifully childish and cowardly. The culprits came in the night like some common burglar or immature adolescent carrying out a prank that only they thought was cute or clever.”
Um, do you realize where you live? Do you realize how the student residents of your town almost overshadows the actual town population?? It is overrun with the “childish”, “cowardly”, and “immature”. OF COURSE they are going to do such things. And stealing things is hilarious for young adults especially when it is something of little to no value, like a plastic election sign. Better tie down your garden gnomes while you are at it – I know you have them!