Vandalism ups the ante for slots campaign

It’s no”caught on tape” footage from the TV show “Cops” — but it’ll do for those who support a referendum that would allow a casino to be built at a mall in Anne Arundel County.

Early Saturday morning, a man was arrested after he was caught destroying Vote for Question A campaign signs at the Severna Park headquarters of Jobs & Revenue for Anne Arundel County (the supporters of a casino at the Arundel Mills mall).

Click here to see the surveillance footage from the arrest.

According to Campaign Manager Todd Lamb, more than 700 signs have been vandalized by taking box cutters and chainsaws the the wooden-framed signs, “as well as completely removing smaller yard signs and dumping them in piles around the county.”

The casino, which is proposed by Baltimore developer David Cordish, is opposed by residents near the mall and the Maryland Jockey Club, which operates nearby Laurel Park race track and hopes to get Cordish’s slots license.

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