Police: Road sign thefts could be connected to highway worker attack

Published: Mar. 10, 2016 at 11:18 PM EST
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Investigators think some road sign thefts in Madison County could be connected to the assault of a county highway worker.

State police say the worker was putting up a speed limit sign on Meadowbrook Road Tuesday afternoon, when someone driving by hit him with a cattle prod.

The worker wasn't seriously injured.

This comes after the Madison County Highway Department says $9,000 worth of road signs have been stolen this year.

The highway department also says they found a spray painted message on a road, that said, "It's on."