Two Chesco men charged in theft of political lawn sign

It's that time of the election year.

Two Chester men have been charged with theft of a political lawn sign.

Jonathan Hohnstine, 19, and Donovan Rutledge, 26, both of West Chester, allegedly stole a sign on Sept. 23 from a property in the 1500 block of Burgoyne Road in West Whiteland Township,  according to a story in the Daily Local.

The two were charged with theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. 

No word on which candidate's sign was taken.

Theft of the cardboard political signs - which cost about 89 cents if you buy 100 according to SignsOnTheCheap - are fairly common during the final weeks of political campaigns.

Last week, Haverford Dems offered tips on how to prevent thefts on their Facebook page.

Followers suggested placing signs closer to the homes, putting them inside the windows, or smearing the back of the signs with wet paint, petroleum jelly, or dog poop to discourage thefts.