Five yard signs for Democratic candidates were set on fire in a Richardson neighborhood Monday night, officials said.
Police received three calls in a 30-minute span — one at 11 p.m., another at 11:06 and the third at 11:28 — reporting that yard signs for Beto O'Rourke and Colin Allred had been lit on fire in the Arapaho Heights neighborhood west of Heights Park, Sgt. Kevin Perlich said.
O'Rourke is running to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz in next month's midterm elections, and Allred is looking to oust Pete Sessions in the 32nd Congressional District.
Chris Terry and her wife were reading Monday night when their dog, Jack, started barking. Then, the doorbell rang: A man from the Fire Department was at the door to let them know their O'Rourke and Allred yard signs had been set ablaze, along with a handful of others nearby.