Joe Schad is known for hanging large, hand-made political signs on his fence. A few days ago, one of them was vandalized.
“Well I had a sign out there, this being the sign that’s in the paper that’s now in police hands that somebody painted a Swastika on,” said homeowner Joe Schad.
The signs are hung on the outside of the fence, which faces a BB&T parking lot.
“Right now it’s currently under active investigation. We’re trying to work with surrounding areas that may have video surveillance,” said Strasburg Police Chief Wayne Sager.
While some people on social media say they want the signs taken down, the town of Strasburg says the signs currently comply with the town ordinance. However, with new legislation to come, that could soon change.
“I think it’s likely that the size and location would have to be different for his sign. So with the Supreme Court decision, you’re capable of regulating size, location, time and material, but you cannot focus on the content,” said Strasburg town manager Wyatt Pearson.
In the meantime, Schad says he plans to keep his signs up. Last summer, he had several signs on his fence that caused a similar uproar on social media. However, this is the first time his property has been vandalized.