A 9-year-old boy from North Carolina received the shock of his life when he decided to tamper with a McCain-Palin campaign sign in the yard of a local resident.
Shawn Turschak of Chapel Hill grew tired of the campaign signs in his yard being stolen, so he rigged one up to the power source of an electrical fence commonly used to deter pets from leaving the property. He also rigged up a surveillance camera.
Following the boy receiving a jolt from the sign, his father showed up at Mr. Turschak's door. The local authorities arrived shortly afterwards. The boy's father claimed that the child only wanted to see how it was assembled. No charges are expected.