Bedford, Indiana: Obsessive Sign Builder

Sam Shaw expresses his incendiary views of local people and politics with big, red-lettered signs on his front yard.
Address:
I St., Bedford, IN
Directions:
Hwy 37 to 16th St. Travel east on 16th St., all the way through town, to the town square. Turn left on "I" St., which is a one way road going north. Keep on "I" St., and about a mile down the road will be the house on the right, on a corner.
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Obsessive Sign Builder

Much has transpired lately with Sam the Sign Man. The city enacted a sign ordinance to force Sam to remove his signs, but a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in another case caused the local ordinance to be deemed unconstitutional. Bedford then revised their ordinance and issued Sam an ultimatum: remove all of your signs or face a $300-per-day fine. Sam complied, removed his signs, and contacted the ACLU.

On Oct. 31, 2016, the ACLU filed suit in federal court against the City of Bedford. Television stations from all over the state descended on Sam's property to get the scoop. Trick or treat, Bedford City Hall!

[Gobsmacked, 11/05/2016]

Protest signs.

Obsessive Sign Builder

The Obsessive Sign Builder is still going strong. Has a full corner lot in downtown. I can't figure out what he's complaining about. And too scared to ask him.

[Tansy Ridings, 06/21/2013]
Offensive Sign Builder

This guy, "Sam Shaw," is on the ballot in this week's primary election, running for County Commissioner, and in this town/county HE MAY GET ELECTED! Sam is a hoot, who speaks his mind, even though he may very well only have half a mind to begin with.

[Stew Padasso, 05/10/2012]

Offensive signs.

Offensive Sign Builder

This is awful and should be listed with a picture so people are prepared for the disrespect.

[Monique Lewis, 12/14/2010]

He supposedly changes his signs all the time. They look fairly flimsy, like he cycles through a repertoire of offensiveness. Who will he piss off next week....

Obsessive Sign Builder

Sam the Sign Man is now up for Village Idiot. There seems to be a new player in the sign war, the people that live across the street from the offensive signs are using their freedom of speech to share with the community their feelings about Sam the Idiot sign maker.

[John, 09/04/2009]

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