HOUSTON - A candidate for Harris County Civil District Court judge believes she is being specifically targeted after a series of campaign sign thefts.
One of incidents was caught on video.
Houston attorney, Michelle Fraga, is one of three candidates in the Republican Primary running for the bench in the 295th Civil District Court.
"I was shocked. I think we expect more from our judicial races," Fraga said.
The video, captured on a security camera at Northstar Auto Group, a car dealership on the North Freeway, shows, from many angles, a man walking up to the large 4-by-8 foot campaign sign, forcibly ripping it down, and leaving with it.
Fraga said she does not recognize the man seen on the video.
"He was delivering food next door," Jimmy Vitela, the dealership's own said.
Vitela, a friend of Fraga's, said he investigated the incident and procured video from a neighboring business which revealed the license plate of the car the man was driving.
The car is registered to woman who lives on the eastside.
That woman's husband pointed to their daughter's boyfriend.
Fraga said Friday she will contact the police.
Texas state law specifically prohibits tampering or unauthorized removal of campaign signs with jail time of to one year and a fine of up to $2,500.
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