Jihad in Connecticut Real Estate

Jihad is a rarely used word in relation to real estate. But in quiet Connecticut, jihad is in the news. Literally:

A Trumbull Realtor has been charged with stealing a competitor’s “for sale” signs from the front lawns of area homes.

Police say 54-year-old Robert Toth of Shelton, owner of American Home Realty in Trumbull, was charged Wednesday with third-degree larceny and first-degree criminal trespass.

Police say Jihad Shaheer, the owner of U.S. Asset Realty in Stratford, complained in September that his signs had been stolen from more than a half-dozen sites in Bridgeport and from in front of two homes in Stratford.

 I would avoid messing with some guy named Jihad. They can be touchy. Or so I’ve heard.