De Yager had walked in, tucked the store's supply of the newspaper inside one of the area's free publications and left the store, according to store management -- the criminal complaint said the stack of papers was valued at about $20. Management also told the Dickinson County News the store's staff had been wondering why they and a number of other businesses along the area's main highways were suddenly sold out of the Dickinson County News that day. [...]
De Yager's name happened to appear on page 3 of the Sept. 2 edition -- in the police reports. The Hull businessman had been charged with fifth-degree theft and trespassing -- both misdemeanors -- after stealing a political yard sign from a residence in the Monarch Cove area the night of July 26. [...]
De Yager has donated more than $30,000 to various Republican campaigns and political action committees since 2019, according to the Federal Elections Commission, including $20,000 to Iowa Four -- a PAC aimed at unseating U.S. Rep. Steve King in favor of Iowa State Sen. Randy Feentra, who was employed by De Yager's company in the past.
Man caught stealing a Biden yard sign, then caught stealing newspapers reporting on him stealing the sign.