Commerce Township Employee Injured by Razor Blades on Election Sign

Commerce Township Employee Injured by Razor Blades on Election Sign

(OCSO, Oct. 8, 2020)

Commerce Township, MI – Deputies responded to an address in the 3500 block of Sleeth Rd. for suspicious circumstances regarding an injured Commerce Township employee.  The Commerce Township Building Inspector was out removing political campaign signs from the road right of way (Commerce Township Ordinance requires signed to be 33 feet from the center of the roadway). The signs were located 24 ft from the center of the road clearly within the right of way.

When he went to remove one of the signs, he was cut by razor blades that had been attached to the bottom edge of the sign.  Both signs removed from that location had several razor blades taped all along the bottom edge.  He received lacerations to three fingers which required medical attention.

OUTCOME OF INCIDENT:  Deputies spoke with the Homeowner indicated their signs had previously been stolen, and when they returned from out of town the signs were back in their yard.  Both signs were taken as evidence and an Evidence Technician responded to process both signs.  The case remains under investigation.

SUSPECT INFORMATION: Unknown.

VICTIM INFORMATION: 52-year-old, employee of Commerce Township.

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