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The Raleigh News & Observer reports on a Chapel Hill man who has taken elaborate measures to prevent any more of his McCain yard signs from disappearing.

On Monday, he ran wires from his house and hooked the signs into a power source for an electric pet fence. Then he mounted a surveillance camera in a nearby tree and wired it to a digital recorder.

Tuesday afternoon, the camera saw this: A neighbor trotting up with an Obama-Biden sign, grabbing a handful of volts as he touched a McCain-Palin sign, then fleeing at top 9-year-old boy speed.

The boy's parents complained to the local authorities, but the sheriff tells the N&O he does not plan to file charges.