(a) If any person shall willfully or maliciously shoot upon the public highway and injure, deface, damage or destroy any signs, monuments, road markers, traffic-control or surveillance devices or other public notices lawfully placed upon said highways, he shall be guilty of an offense.
(b) It shall be an offense for any person other than a duly authorized representative of the state department of roads or the county or the city to remove any sign, traffic-control or traffic surveillance device placed along a public street, road or highway for traffic control, warning, or informational purposes by official action of the department or the county or city. Any person possessing such a sign or device which has been removed in violation of this subsection shall be guilty of an offense.
State law reference--Similar provisions, R.R.S. 1943, 60-6,129 to 60-6,139.