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Stop Sign Vandals Lucky for No Accidents

RICHLAND, Wash.- Charges for vandalizing stop signs can reach as high as homicide, according to Richland Police.

Police are still trying to track down the people they say stole or vandalized at least 18 stop signs over the weekend.

Luckily for both parties, police say there were no accidents due to the vandalism.

If there were charges could be added if it's found the lack of a sign caused the accident.

"If you don't know there's a stop sign there at a completely uncontrolled intersection and somebody drives through it, you can cause a fatality, that might contribute to you being charged with a crime, up to and including homicide," said Richland Police Captain Mike Cobb.

Cobb says the only description they have for last weekend's vandals is two teenage males in black hooded sweatshirts and another in a grey sweatshirt.

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