First someone on a bike tore down the Black Lives Matter banner from Meagan and Matt Abendschein’s fence on Tyler at Winston.

Then the next day at 3 a.m., someone drove up and stole the sign. She posted video of the theft on Facebook, and neighbors stepped in to show their support, creating homemade signs and putting them up on the fence.

“We came home to find beautiful homemade signs everywhere,” she says.

Oak Cliff native Sean Allen’s wife, April, mentioned the theft to him at bedtime.

“She showed me the video, which I thought was a little dastardly,” he says. “I woke up the next day and said ‘There’s something we can do about that,’ so we did.”

Allen owns two Fast Signs franchises, one in Arlington and one in North Dallas, so he made a new vinyl sign for the Abendscheins.

“I love Oak Cliff and our amazing neighbors,” Abendschein says.

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Posted by Rachel Stone on Thursday, August 20, 2020