Unidentified woman sets campaign sign on fire in Mon County

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – An unidentified woman set a campaign sign on fire the weekend belonging to Mon County commission candidate Jeff Arnett.

The sign was larger, and had been placed near the intersection of Halleck and Grafton Roads. Two witnesses working at a nearby car lot saw what happened and called Arnett after putting the fire out.

“She got out of the car, walked over to the sign and kicked it,” Arnett said,”Then she proceeded back to her car, got something out of it and went back to the and lit it on fire and left.”

The two witnesses put the fire without injury and the only damage reported was to the sign.

Arnett says the campaign has been very cordial and is suprised one of his signs would be set on fire in broad daylight.

“I don”t know if it was traffic related, if she didn’t like the location of the sign perhaps,” Arnett said,”Or maybe she didn;t like political signs, I don’t know her motivation, honestly.”

Police sources say the woman could be charged criminal damaging of property or all the way up to intimidation.