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Salt Lake police are looking for a man who they say stole political signs out of yards in the Avenues neighborhood and also pulled a gun on a resident who confronted him.

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake police are looking for a man who they say stole political signs out of yards in the Avenues neighborhood and also pulled a gun on a resident who confronted him.

About 2:30 p.m. Sunday, a man was spotted taking signs from residents' properties in the area of 120 North and F Street, said Salt Lake police detective Robert Ungricht. Neighbors told police this has been a problem in the area for several weeks.

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The signs being taken were mainly those that support generally Democratic positions, such as Planned Parenthood, protecting Bears Ears and clean air, Ungricht said.

On Sunday, a resident confronted a man about taking signs from a yard.

"When he was confronted, the suspect pulled a gun, pointed it at the victim and laughed — and then ran away from the area," Ungricht said.

Police described the gunman as an Asian man about 5 feet 8 inches tall. He was seen last week wearing a white T-shirt, a dark blue jogging jacket, a hat and blue pants.

Anyone with information about the man is asked to call police at 801-799-3000.