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Broken Arrow man says Trump sign was stolen, replaced with vandalized sign

Posted at 9:09 PM, Nov 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-14 23:29:19-05

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. -- Anti-Trump protests continue to pack streets across the country and one Broken Arrow man says his Trump sign was vandalized Sunday.

You hear people say it all the time, "I never thought it could happen here."

"It's a quiet neighborhood," Trump Supporter Allen Hale said. "Me and my wife sit here every night and the door's open."

But something did happen to Allen Hale.

"Sunday night when we came home it was back but it was painted and that's the way they decorated it," he said. 

Saturday night, Hale says his Trump and Pence campaign sign was stolen from his front yard. He says he didn't think anything of it. But Sunday, he says the sign was replaced in the same spot. He says it was wet from spray paint and the two words "Hitler" and "Pig" were dripping down the front.

"What we've got nowadays in America is the entitlement of generation, the millennials, that think everybody should get a trophy and their side didn't get a trophy this time, so they're screaming," Hale said.  

There's now a wooden stick between his storm door and the door itself. Hale says it's protection as he feels threatened as a Trump supporter.

"How do I know next time they won't come to the door, pull the door open and do something?" he said.

Hale says it's time to move on, Trump won. He says vandalizing someones personal property isn't bringing both sides together.

"When Obama was elected in 2008, no riots in the streets nobody burnt their cities down," he said. 

With a wooden rectangle painting in the front window of Hale's brick house, in America's colors, he hopes it brings a message to those driving by. He says it's four things everyone needs to hear.

"America means god, country, family and freedom."

Hale tells me he filed a report with broken arrow police. He says they told him it's not the first report of demeaning messages on trump signs they've received. Hale says police advised him to take the sign out of his yard for good.

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