The Barack Obama campaign has started deploying yard signs with the sunlight catalyzing Theft-Gard coating and attempt to discourage the rampant theft problem being reported statewide.
According to an anonymous Obama campaign staffer, the special yard signs are being installed in neighborhood locations where thefts have already taken place.
Theft-Gard signs, which are nearly identical to regular Obama yard signs, are coated with a powdered substance that after being exposed to ultraviolet radiation (sunlight) will mark clothing and human skin with a dark brown stain. The non-toxic chemical agent is absorbed into the skin and cannot be washed off, making identification of sign stealing culprits easy for law enforvement agencies.
The signs, having been used in the North Carolina and Missouri Primaries, led to the prosecution of over 20 individuals to date.