Turlock police arrested two suspects on June 28 after they allegedly harassed and stole the advertising sign from an employee of the Boost Mobile by Golden State Wireless.
Jonathan Montgomery, 25, and a juvenile were both arrested for robbery.
At approximately 1:23 p.m., the Turlock Police Department received a report that two suspects had forced the employee of the wireless store to give them the advertising sign.
According to the employee, Cameron Treciokas, the two suspects approached him while he was on the corner of Geer and Tuolumne roads holding the advertising sign.
After harassing Treciokas, the suspects allegedly forced him to give up the sign. The suspects then allegedly threw the sign in the road and fled the scene.
Turlock police were able to later locate and arrest the suspects on the 500 block of Grant Street, said Turlock police spokesperson Sgt. Stephen Webb.
Treciokas, whose first day of work was the day of the incident, said he was just glad to get the sign back.
In recent years, sign twirlers have caused confusion for the City of Turlock because of the City’s unclear sign ordinance. However, a new ordinance that debuted in April is expected to make things easier to read and possibly ban sign twirlers.