Boca police make rare arrest for vandalism of Maria Sachs political signby Andrew Abramson | November 1st, 2012
While Charles Mitchell certainly isn’t the first person to damage a political sign, he was one of the rare people actually arrested for the offense.
Mitchell, of Boca Raton, was arrested early this morning when a police officer saw Mitchell “running from a destroyed Maria Sachs political sign located at 200 West Yamato Road,” according to the police report.
The officer had witnessed Mitchell destroy the sign moments before. According to police, Mitchell said, “I did a bad thing. I will pay to have the sign fixed.” The police officer later found a second Sachs sign vandalized on NW 2nd Ave.
Sachs was listed as the victim on the police report. The damage was estimated at $200.
Democrat Sachs is facing Republican Ellyn Bogdanoff in the state’s only senate race between two incumbents.