Wow. Breaking news of sorts. Hopefully it's just a teenage prank, but firing shots at it? A little dangerous I'd say.
I'm simply passing this along as it was emailed to us. I will also say that there have been several inquiries today about "Roloff sign shot".
As emailed to the blog:
"Reporting that someone has shot up the Roloff sign - full report has not been aired yet."
"Apparently it happened this past Wednesday - and Matt is interviewed. Apparently someone damaged the sign with an axe the last week (?). This weeks damage include someone shooting the sign with a gun and reportedly putting feces on the sign. Both Roloff family members and TLC crew heard the gun shots out by the sign when it happened - and called police."
It is indeed true, although the Roloffs don't seem to be too concerned, just chalking it up to some pranks and vandalism:
Reported by Eric Taylor
Vandals hit Roloff Farms
HELVETIA, Ore. – Gunshots cracked the night air and stopped the friendly game of ‘capture-the-flag’ between members of the Roloff family, the stars of the TLC reality series “Little People Big World.”
“We were out playing capture the flag at night last Wednesday and we heard gunshots,” said Matt Roloff. The family is fine but the sign that sits outside their Washington County, Oregon farm is riddled with holes that appear to have been made by a sledgehammer and/or a shotgun.
Signs that tell visitors how to get to the pumpkin patch were also stolen. The missing signs did not disrupt business considering Roloff Farms is one of the most famous pumpkin farms in the country.
“People were able to find us. Obviously we are having our busiest day ever,” said Roloff, who zooms around the property in his ATV, keeping things running and posing for endless pictures taken by eager guests. Visitors have been coming to The Roloff Farm every October well before the Roloff’s became TV stars, but now most of the visitors are from out of state.
As for the vandalism, Roloff isn’t “too worried,” but he and his family, the film crew and authorities are keeping an eye out for those who pay a visit looking for something other than pumpkins.
Here is another article with another quote from Matt. It's just the latest in a string of vandalism and they're working with neighbors..
"We heard the shotguns go off and we raced out there one of the neighbors was out there concerned said his house was right behind the sign and somebody could have gotten hurt," says Roloff. "We'll see if we can figure out who did it and then I'd like to ask them why?"
The Roloffs say the shotgun incident was just the latest in a string of property crimes. They're working with neighbors to keep an eye out for trouble. "
There is now a news video of it. They introduce the segment as "The family was standing outside at the time, someone could have been killed..." Matt is interviewed. Most of the report is actually about how busy the farm is and the Roloffs having a record day in terms of number of visitors and the schedule for the rest of Farm business hours.
Here is another video with Jeremy and Zach, as well as Matt: