ALBION - Vandals appear to be agitating Marshall County Engineer Paul Geilenfeldt when it comes to set of road signs one mile west of Albion.
Geilenfeldt said the signs at the intersection of Stanley Mill Road and Lafayette Avenue have been knocked down half a dozen times since Thanksgiving.
"Someone doesn't like them being there and just knocks them down every chance they get," Geilenfeldt said.
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These signs one mile west of Albion have had a hard time staying up in recent months. County Engineer Paul Geilenfeldt said they have been knocked down by vandals six times since Thanksgiving.
Although he can't say for total certainty that it's vandalism, with the signs being knocked down six times in the past several months, it's apparent something is awry. Especially since they've been knocked down just once in the previous five years.
"It's highly unlikely that it's an accident," Geilenfeldt said.
Often county crews will have to go out and replace the posts, which can cost hundreds of dollars each time.
"The local residents are irritated too," Geilenfeldt said. "They know that their tax dollars are replacing these signs every time they get knocked down."
Marshall County Supervisor Dave Thompson said he's had numerous people in the area contact him regarding the signs.
Geilenfeldt has been out at the scene with county law enforcement officials and he appears to be ready to take a proactive approach and possibly put a game camera up to try and nab these suspected vandals.
"It's getting personal," Geilenfeldt said.