Joy Shuford and D’Asia Perry, both 19, are accused of lighting a “Make America Great Again” sign on fire in Princess Anne, a small town on Maryland’s eastern coast, the state fire marshal’s office said in a statement.
The sign, which also totes failed GOP Senate candidate Kathy Szeliga’s name, was detected torched by authorities on Friday. Pictures show minor fire damage to the sign’s bottom left corner.
The blaze apparently spread in the grass below the sign, causing an estimated $800-worth of damages, according to officials.
Perry and Shuford were charged with second-degree arson, malicious burning, malicious destruction of property, trespassing, obstruction and committing a hate crime. They were both released on $20,000 unsecured bonds.