FALMOUTH, Maine — A 24-year-old Portland woman was issued a summons Thursday night after a Falmouth patrol officer caught her with several Trump campaign signs in her car — and one in her hand, a Falmouth Police Department official said Friday.
The woman’s name was not immediately available early Friday evening.
Falmouth police Lt. John Kilbride said that the incident happened shortly before 10:30 p.m. on Route 1. The signs were on public property.
He said that the woman “stated she was upset with Trump” when asked why she had the signs.
Taking, defacing or disturbing signs bearing political messages relating to a general or primary election or a referendum is a civil violation in Maine. Those who do so face a fine of up to $250.
However, the law does not apply to the owners or agents of property on which a sign has been placed or to people authorized by a candidate or political committee to remove signs.