It’s one of the most bizarre political stories this year.
With the election just over two weeks away, charges are pending against a Hernando County man accused of stealing hundreds of political signs from the side of the road.
Steve Good is just tired of it.
“I see this as visual blight beyond anything that’s even remotely acceptable,” he said.
He says he sees hundreds of political signs near his house in Spring Hill.
“All I see is trash, on the street, of my home,” he said.
So, for the past few weeks, he says he’s been doing his part to clean up.
He’s doing so by taking down dozens and dozens of campaign signs and telling people all about it on Facebook.
From Rick Scott to Penny for projects, Good is accused of taking more than 200 political signs from 18 different candidates and causes. A total of $1,220 hundred dollars according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Department.
Detectives tracked Good down because of those Facebook posts. They say the signs were on property by permission.
“I’m upset that it’s gone this far,” said Good’s wife, Pauline.
She’s worried now that her husband could be facing charges.
“What goes around comes around. I am so disillusioned,” she said.
But what Steve Good says he wanted was simple.
“I wanted to drive down a street and not be outraged.”
The Goods were asked by detectives to give the stolen signs back. They did, all 244 of them at the sheriff’s department’s count.
Good says there were only 75 to 100.
Right now the case is being reviewed by the Hernando County State Attorney, and deputies say charges are pending, but to the candidates, Good says he’s not backing down without fight.
“Sorry, I’m not a sheep. Get the cattle prod out,” he said.