FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas - A local politician is accused of stealing his opponent's signs.
A surveillance camera hidden in a tree captured the images of someone stealing a campaign sign from a street corner off the Southwest Freeway in Meadows Place.
The sign belonged to Kris Allfrey. He's running for Fort Bend County Independent School District Trustee Position 5.
"Well, I put up a second sign and it was gone within 24 hours," said Allfrey.
He had three signs stolen from that intersection.
Allfrey set up a hidden camera because he wanted to see who taking his signs.
"I never expected to see an elected official of any sort on that camera -- especially not a sitting school board member," said Allfrey.
Allfrey said the man on the camera is Bruce Albright who is a current Fort Bend ISD trustee running for reelection.
But Albright is not running against Allfrey.
Removing campaign signs is against the law.
Meadows Place police confirmed to Local 2 that this case is under investigation, and Albright is a possible suspect.
Local 2 reached out to Albright's campaign for comment, but they did not returned our calls.
"I have never stolen anyone's campaign signs," a Albright wrote in a Facebook post. "I did remove one of Kris Allfrey's signs from the private property of Helfman Ford, which I am an agent for the owner."
That piece of land is owned by Helfman Ford, and they told Local 2 Allfrey did have their permission to put a sign there.
In fact, Allfrey has a letter which said so.
Meadows Place police said charges are likely to come in the next few days.
The person stealing the campaign signs faces a misdemeanor theft charge, which could mean a fine of up to $2,000 and jail time.
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