Pasco County, Florida -- It's being called dirty politics; thieves grabbing dozens of political signs off the streets, sometimes even trespassing on private property to get them.
And this campaign season, it seems to be starting earlier than ever for supporters of Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco, who's running for re-election.
"We came back from lunch and both signs were gone," says supporter Rene Van Hout.
And that's not what she signed up for in her first time ever showing support for a candidate. But her signs for the Pasco County Sheriff fell victim to political pilfery.
"I was so baffled," she says. "I don't understand anyone's motivation for taking a sign. It's just a sign of support."
The sign stealers were smart enough to bypass surveillance cameras on Van Hout's property, which didn't catch the snatching. She's since moved the signs into the path of the cameras.
It's the same situation for Mary Ann Wilson, who represents this precinct for the state's Republican party.
"These have actually been replaced three times," Wilson says. "It's getting closer to the point where I might have to put them in my window."
Among the garden of signs planted in her yard, she says the only ones the thieves target are Nocco's. She says at least 30 other people have called her with the same story.
"He's being targeted and I don't think that is fair. To me, that's dirty politics," says Wilson.
But supporters see this as a sign to fight on.
"You never know what's going to happen," Van Hout says. "But you just hang out and enjoy the ride I guess."