Trump Sign In MI Lined With Razors Slices Town Worker’s Fingers, Requiring 13 Stitches

"Trump-Pence" signs and banners are seen on a street in Olyphant, just outside Scranton, Pennsylvania, on August 11, 2020. (Photo by ERIC BARADAT/AFP via Getty Images)
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October 9, 2020 11:42 a.m.

A worker in Commerce Township, Michigan was injured this week while trying to remove two Trump-Pence signs that were too close to the road and, unbeknownst to him, had razor blades taped to the bottom.

According to local news outlet WDIV Detroit, the township worker’s fingers began bleeding when he picked up one of the signs. He was attempting to move them because they violated a prohibition on political signs closer than 33 feet from the center of a road.

Commerce Township Supervisor Dave Scott told WDIV Detroit that the worker required 13 stitches on his fingers after he drove himself to the hospital.

Scott also said the worker first believed he had been electrocuted by the sign when he first picked it up.

“He jumped and let go of it, looked at his hand and realized he was bleeding aggressively,” Scott said.

The homeowner told the local news station that she was unaware that the Trump signs had been rigged with razor blades and that several of her signs had been stolen, then returned back to her.

The incident is currently under investigation by the Oakland County Sheriff’s office.

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