BUENA PARK (CBSLA) — A Buena Park City Council candidate was arrested on suspicion of stealing her rival’s campaign signs before being cited and released, police said.

Youngsun “Sunny” Park was arrested at about 10 a.m. Friday in a residential neighborhood near Malvern Avenue and Dale Street on reports that a man and a woman were removing campaign signs from people’s lawns.

The signs read: “No Sunny Park. Carpetbagger.”

She was caught on video with the signs stacked on the backseat of a car by incumbent Mayor Virginia Vaughn’s husband.

“Sunny Park, stealing signs,” a male voice says in the video.

Park, wearing a white dress with a floral print, is seen bringing her phone up to also start recording the encounter, replies back, “No. You see, it’s illegal,” possibly in reference to the sign’s message.

A second man seen in the video was not found but police say they are working to identify him.

On her Facebook page, Park said that her campaign signs have gone missing or stolen since she began her campaign.

“Virginia Vaughn mass produced and placed negative signs with lies about me,” she said in part. “This type of dirty politics has no place in our city.

Vaughn says she hopes the candidates can get through the rest of the election and not be cruel to each other.

“This has been a fairly decent campaign, but every issue always seems to go back to Sunny Park,” she said.

Park and Vaughn are both running for Buena Park’s District 1 seat.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

Comments (75)
  1. I like my politicians the way I like my eggs; Sunny side up! Vaughn saying “she hopes the candidates can get through the rest of the election and not be cruel to each other” is an admission of guilt (“EACH OTHER”) and also playing dirty, as far as I’m concerned.

  2. Robin Bullock says:

    Park is a thief. Stealing in broad daylight. Yeah, let’s vote for the thief. Put her in charge. What could go wrong?

  3. Sam Fry says:

    Democrat candidate Sunny Park. There, fixed it for you.

    1. Sam Jones says:

      Thanks for shining some daylight on this. Funny how the report never mentioned her political party.

      1. Andrew Usmani says:

        Well they would have if the suspect was a Republican. Journalism is dead.

  4. MH Thomas says:

    In this case, as in almost every such case, the offender is a Democrat and the victim is a Republican, so I can’t help but think it is political bias that leads “news” agencies to omit party affiliation as this report does. In this election, and in every election for the foreseeable future, party affiliation is the ONLY thing that matters.

  5. James Harrison says:

    If an article does not specifically say “Republican….” then you know it’s a Democrat. In this case since they mentioned both they never mention the other as Republican either. Another dead giveaway the Democrat is the one doing the dirty stuff.

  6. Jeff Mitchell says:

    This is just normal for California!

  7. What about the greedy developer Rude A’s mob stealing Dana Rohrabacher’s signs all over Huntington Beach. Demon rats use Sal Alinsky’s “rules for radicals” which proposes any means necessary to gain or hold power.

  8. Democrat Steals republicans signs and gets arrested. The suspect claims righteous acts saying “This type of dirty politics has no place in our city.” That’s beyond delusional. Robbery and thieves do not belong in politic’s. Crooks don’t belong in politics.

  9. Larry Cline says:

    I’m sure it’s just an innocent oversight that they forgot to mention that the THIEF is a DEMOCRAT.

  10. Bill Gerdes says:

    Carpetbagger – someone who seeks to exploit a local populace.

    Sounds like sunny is a typical dem.

  11. Matthew Dunnyveg says:

    No mention of Park’s partisan affiliation? No doubt this “oversight” is because this womyn is a Democrat with no understanding of American values.

    This womyn is no carpetbagger; she fits in perfectly with post-American California values.

  12. Ernest Lane says:

    Sunny Park is a Democrat. What a surprise.

  13. Mac Joiner says:

    A headline and an entire article and never one time mentioning the party of the offending criminal candidate. Gee, I wonder why!

  14. Dave Hardesty says:

    Long standing law seldom enforced. Have seen politicians and their associates in
    CA doing this for decades. Usually it happens at night. It’s against the law. I say seldom enforced as I have caught some on camera, turned the pictures over to the police and nothing was done. Crooked politicians always seem to skate on this. Interesting how the person was not identified isn’t it? Chalk it up to MSM that protects criminals rather than exposing them.

  15. Saw this on Drudge, but first saw it on http://www.PressCalifornia.com, which has more real news from California.

  16. Tina Rowfast says:

    I went to Press California. Pretty good rundown of all the crazy California news.

  17. Matthew Schilling says:

    I was wondering what party the thief is a member of, then I realized the loathsome media purposely didn’t mention it. Therefore, she must be a Democrat!

  18. Grizz Mann says:

    Youngsun “Sunny” Park, a Democrat. Democrats sure do love and support their Banditos.

  19. Jones Maria says:

    apparently both sides stole, so why didn’t she just take cell phone photos with the phone in her hand? Why’s she weak lying hypocritical complaining about v sign stealing by her own sign stealing which v’s husband admitted on video is dirty politics his ownership then turned on himself denying? fishy fishy fishy failure failure failure mrs. YOUNGSUN SUNNY PARK EUGENE SUNG FAILED CLASS. mrs. YOUNGSUN SUNNY PARK EUGENE SUNG FAILED CLASS! YOUNGSUN SUNNY PARK EUGENE SUNG FAILED CLASS! mrs. YOUNGSUN SUNNY PARK EUGENE SUNG FAILED CLASS! mrs. YOUNGSUN SUNNY PARK EUGENE SUNG FAILED CLASS! mrs. YOUNGSUN SUNNY PARK EUGENE SUNG FAILED CLASS! YOUNGSUN SUNNY PARK EUGENE SUNG FAILED CLASS! mrs. YOUNGSUN SUNNY PARK EUGENE SUNG FAILED CLASS! mrs. YOUNGSUN SUNNY PARK EUGENE SUNG FAILED CLASS! YOUNGSUN SUNNY PARK EUGENE SUNG FAILED CLASS! Asians need representation overdue, but come ON.

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