Caught red handed: this screen shot from a video posted to YouTube shows a man who appears to be a Super Amart employee taking an A-frame sign from the other side of Greenway Dr.
Caught red handed: this screen shot from a video posted to YouTube shows a man who appears to be a Super Amart employee taking an A-frame sign from the other side of Greenway Dr. Source: YouTube

It’s not a good sign when ad goes AWOL

SUPER Amart says it will investigate claims an employee at Tweed Heads repeatedly removed and tampered with the signs of a nearby independent rival.

About three weeks ago, Matthew Farrell, of Lounge City on Enterprise Ave, noticed his A-frame sign on the corner of Greenway Dr and Traders Way, was being knocked over and moved, but others were untouched.

On Tuesday, a nearby business owner spotted the cause of the havoc - and caught it on camera.

Several videos, one of which has been uploaded to YouTube, show a man in black taking a sign from that corner, crossing the road and disappearing into a side entrance of Super Amart.

Mr Farrell said when he approached the store manager they claimed to know nothing about the sign's disappearance.

He said after he spoke to Super Amart's head office - who didn't deny the incidents - the sign re-appeared up the road, near Harvey Norman.

Mr Farrell, who took over Lounge City in May, said the actions had the potential to damage his business.

Super Amart regional manager Richard Lawson said, "We are investigating this and certainly do not condone this type of behaviour.

"That's a pretty serious thing and we're going to treat it seriously."



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