TUCSON (KVOA) - Whether it is on a local or national level, the election is sure getting heated. News 4 Tucson received a tip that several Biden/Harris campaign signs in a Foothills neighborhood were defaced.
Around 10 signs outside homes were damaged. Neighbors who live on Paseo del Bac, were upset but say they are using this opportunity for good.
"I already voted. So if this was for intimidation purposes, it really backfired," said Joe Biden supporter Christina Weibel.
The Foothills neighborhood is usually quiet but residents said lately it has been a political target.
"First time, when they stole the sign, I was really angry. I was upset. What nerve," explained Joe Biden supporter Marcos Nunez.
This time around, the signs stayed put but, were spray-painted with "Trump" on them.
"You can vote for who you want to. We have spent years trying to have the right to vote and people want to try to do it like this? Try to intimidate you to vote for someone else? It is not right," said Joe Biden supporter Louis Wesson.
According to the Pima County Sheriff's Department, removing, altering, defacing or covering any political sign of any candidate for public office is a class 2 misdemeanor. It is a crime and you could be arrested.
The residents said the joke is on the one(s) who did this.
"If you steal another sign, we are just going to give more money to the Biden Campaign," said Wesson.
"I am going to go ahead and keep donating to the Biden Campaign and get more signs and thank them for their contribution," said Weibel.
Most of the signs have been taken down by the home owners.
"Actually, I think I am going to just leave it up. It says a lot about who did this," said Nunez.
Pima County GOP said they are against any destruction of signs and do not tolerate that conduct. They advise individuals to use that energy for good not evil, like voting or financially giving to your candidate of choice.
Ten days ago, the Pima County Democrats and the Pima County GOP issued a statement condemning any defacing or destruction of signs.
They said if they find out who did it, they will call police.