Couple Makes Domestic Abuse Awarness Signs, Thieves Steal Them (VIDEO)

By Benecia Brown - 21Alive

September 12, 2013 Updated Sep 12, 2013 at 9:14 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) – A local business couple hopes to eradicate domestic abuse and is doing so by making yard signs, but the signs keep getting stolen.

Jerry and Linda Vandeveer created yard signs to inform the pubic about their views toward the issue.

One of the signs reads “Real mean don’t abuse they protect.” The signs coincides with the upcoming walk a mile in her shoes fundraiser for the Fort Wayne Women’s Bureau.

"We had it up for the four months, then suddenly someone stole it," Jerry Vandeveer said. "So we looked on our surveillance camera and saw two women had pulled up and one jumped out grabbed it and ran, or drove off. So we mentioned it on Facebook. Ladies who own a sign company, Ramos Apparel, seen it and said I'll make you a sign, to replace it. We put it up, and six days later a man stops and steals it."

Vandveer is selling the signs for $10, all the profits will be donated to the women’s bureau. Many community members are buying the signs to help fight against domestic abuse.

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