Councilman has signs burned, stolen from yard
Ramchandran entered the race for District 56 State Representative. The election will be held Oct. 20.
"I'm just glad that my wife and I weren't hurt and the fire department responded promptly to put it out," Ramchandran said. "My wife and I saw two guys as they were getting into a truck driving off after they set my signs on fire."
Ramchandran contacted the fire department to assist with putting the fire out before his home caught fire.
According to the sheriff's report, ashes were observed on the ground where the burnt sign was once displayed.
"Of course the sheriff's deputies showed up instantly and were concerned that the message of intimidation was a new low in politics," he said. "The officer told me and my wife that someone was trying to send us a message and it was a crying shame."
Ramchandran also states that 15 other campaign signs he placed in the Bar-None Estates subdivision, were mysteriously removed.
"Curbing this kind of behavior by other candidates or their agents will make our system work better to select the right candidate for any public office.
"They also stole 15 to 20 signs I kept in my driveway for a volunteer pick up," he continued. "I am getting calls from my supporters in Bar-None Estates Subdivision in the Ormond area and other locations that some people are stealing my signs."
Ram said he has financed his campaign out of my own pocket.
"No one helped to support my campaign, and I paid good money for my signs," he said.
Sheriff Greg Champagne said that persons involved with this crime could face criminal mischief and possibly criminal trespassing charges.
The incident is currently under investigation.
The Ramchandran family asks that anyone who has any information involving this incident should can reach him at Ph: 985-764-1692.
"I only hope that kind of behavior on the part of losers and miscreants does not dampen the law abiding citizens from public service," Ram said. "It is a privilege and honor to serve them."
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