A candidate for Buena Park City Council was arrested, cited for removing an opponent’s campaign signs, then released, police said.
Youngsun “Sunny” Park was arrested about 10 a.m. Friday in a residential area near Malvern Avenue and Dale Street when officers responded to a complaint that a man and woman were removing campaign signs in the area, Buena Park police said on Facebook.
The signs read: “No Sunny Park. Carpetbagger.”
“Park was contacted nearby, and officers obtained evidence of the alleged offense,” police said. “She was taken into custody without incident, and later released on a citation for unlawfully removing campaign signs.”
The man shown in a video with Park was not located, police said, but officers were working to identify him.
Park, an attorney, responded on Facebook later that day.
“Since day one our campaign signs have gone missing or stolen. Virginia Vaughn mass produced and placed negative signs with lies about me, and furthermore, these signs did not disclose who paid for them,” Park said. She collected “a few of these signs as evidence of their dirty tricks,” she said.
She posted her own video of a man she claimed was Kenny Vaughn the husband of her opponent, Buena Park Mayor Virginia Vaughn. In the video the man told Park “You do not touch property we paid for.”
Park concluded: “This type of dirty politics has no place in our city and Mayor Vaughn should be ashamed of herself and the type of ugly campaign that she’s running.”