A stack of hay bales on a western Massachusetts farm that were painted to show support for the Democratic presidential ticket went up in flames, and one man has been arrested in connection with the blaze, authorities said.
The unusual political display at Holiday Brook Farm in Dalton featured 19 hay bales that were wrapped and painted with the words: USA and VOTE along with the names of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris.
Dicken Crane, owner of the farm, told The Berkshire Eagle that he was working Friday evening when he turned around and the display was on fire.
The display was only up one day before it was torched to the ground. No one was injured.
A display supporting Joe Biden and Kamala Harris at Holiday Brook Farm in Dalton, Massachusetts was set on fire Friday evening
Pictured: a portion of the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris display during the inferno on Friday evening
Crane told Boston 25 News that the display came after a number of Biden signs were stolen from people's homes in Dalton.
'We were seeing a lot of big Trump banners and only a few little small Biden signs that people kept complaining were being stolen, so we got the idea no one’s going to steal 1,200-pound round bales,' he told the publication,
Crane said they expected the display to be vandalized, but never imagined it would be set on fire with gasoline.
'It was very worrisome somebody would set those bales on fire, you had to wonder whether he would be willing to set a barn on fire,' he added.
Crane told Boston 25 News that authorities quickly sussed out the suspect with help from