ROSWELL, Ga. -- A Roswell man is in police custody after he allegedly stole campaign signs out of the ground in the days leading up to a special election for Georgia's 6th District seat.

According to Roswell Police, officers got a call from an anonymous woman who saw a man stealing political signs near the intersection of Shallowford Road and Pine Grove Road on around 3:20 p.m. April 16.

The woman recorded the man with her cellphone as he crammed the signs in the trunk of his 2005 Ford Mustang.

Roswell Police later arrested Frank Mash in connection to the incident, and he was booked into the Fulton County Jail. Police said they didn't have a motive for why he stole the sign, but said it appeared he did not target a particular person or a party.

The incident happened just before the contentious April 18 special election to decide who would fill Georgia's empty 6th Congressional District seat. Democrat Jon Ossoff had hoped to win the election outright with a majority vote in the crowded election, but failed to do so. He and Republican candidate Karen Handel will now face each other in a June 20 runoff.

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