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Someone Is Waging A Weird Campaign Of Hot Dog Terrorism Against This Town's Mayor

Youthful hijinks, or something darker?

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Pender, who is running for reelection, recently tweeted photos of a vandalized campaign sign.


Someone had cut a hole in the sign and placed an uncooked hot dog in Pender's mouth.

A week after Pender's campaign sign was vandalized, someone left a bunch of hot dogs on his car windshield.

Donnie sign vandalism has progressed to incursions into my property and home.

Pender told CBC News that he considered it "minor mischief," but he still alerted the police, who said they'd investigate.

"Unfortunately, when you're a candidate, and mayor, sometimes you're a target for this foolishness," he said. "I'm just hoping it's over and done with now."

At least Pender hasn't let this campaign of intimidation dampen his love of hot dogs.

I have a hankering for a hot dog today! Come up to Dominion and support @cyn_youth #CornerBrook @HumberCommunity

Meanwhile, the hot dog bandit is still out there somewhere.

Municipal elections in Newfoundland and Labrador take place Sept. 26.

Ishmael Daro is a social news editor for BuzzFeed and is based in Toronto.

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