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(Daily Express)   Police set up anti-theft sign, gets stolen 24 hours later   (express.co.uk) divider line 27
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2013-07-09 11:32:50 AM
"It was also a new sign and had been bought using taxpayers."

I hate when they use taxpayers.
 
2013-07-09 11:40:28 AM

WelldeadLink: "It was also a new sign and had been bought using taxpayers."

I hate when they use taxpayers.


Well to be sure the trailer it was on helped
 
Pud [TotalFark]
2013-07-09 11:43:50 AM
Challenge accepted.
 
2013-07-09 11:59:18 AM

WelldeadLink: I hate when they use taxpayers.


To be fair, it was probably a taxpayer who stole the sign.
 
2013-07-09 12:03:06 PM
Does the expression "just asking for it" mean anything to you?
 
2013-07-09 12:34:28 PM
I would stay away from these people when they win the lottery and take a plane for the first time.
 
2013-07-09 12:54:11 PM

WelldeadLink: "It was also a new sign and had been bought using taxpayers."

I hate when they use taxpayers.


It's worse when you try to use taxpayers to buy something out of a vending machine.  You stick the taxpayer in the slot, and the machine spits it right back out, no matter how many times you unfold the corners and smooth out the wrinkles.
 
2013-07-09 12:59:07 PM
Wanna bet it was blocking the sight lines at an intersection and someone moved it to another location?

My only political action is to take down signs that block my view around intersections. I'm looking for cars and pedestrians, not a candidate.
 
2013-07-09 01:03:17 PM

wildcardjack: Wanna bet it was blocking the sight lines at an intersection and someone moved it to another location?

My only political action is to take down signs that block my view around intersections. I'm looking for cars and pedestrians, not a candidate.


Couldn't agree more.
 
2013-07-09 01:05:07 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-07-09 01:09:43 PM
So, a sign was stolen in an area that is being acknowledged as having issues with crime?

Holy crap! That is so ironic I think the meter broke! (Or at least Subby's meter is broken)
 
2013-07-09 01:20:53 PM
This website does not look legit.
 
2013-07-09 01:27:54 PM

Shadow Blasko: That is so ironic I think the meter broke!


Is it broken, or did it just not register, as it is NOT IRONIC AT ALL.
 
2013-07-09 01:29:16 PM
Came for ironic objections.

/Spent
 
2013-07-09 01:33:27 PM

Wrath of Heaven: Came for ironic objections.

/Spent


Not Ironic
 
2013-07-09 01:35:07 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Does the expression "just asking for it" mean anything to you?


My first thought as well
 
2013-07-09 01:37:48 PM
Kleptomaniacs never appreciate puns because they take things literally.
 
2013-07-09 01:38:59 PM

PizzaJedi81: Shadow Blasko: That is so ironic I think the meter broke!

Is it broken, or did it just not register, as it is NOT IRONIC AT ALL.


No, this is ironic.  The sign was there to try to reduce theft, and got stolen.  That's about like a smoke detector that catches on fire due to faulty wiring.  Just because it was completely predictable does not make it unironic.
 
2013-07-09 01:51:53 PM
The police gets stolen?
 
2013-07-09 01:54:56 PM
This story reminds me of the Neighborhood Watch sign hanging in my garage.
 
2013-07-09 02:00:38 PM
The 'lollipop lady', on the side panel was not what I expected...I am disappoint.

Our coastal town put up fancy solar-powered flashing lights in the only road out of town, at the sharp corner just blocks from the beach. They were independently operated and on the standard 2" square tube they use for signs nowadays. One didn't last the night...prolly powering someone's driveway lights, with the flashers cut out. I believe that they installed them because I went to the tsunami meeting and explained how some tourist is gonna bend it right there, leaving everyone else to watch them exchange insurance cards while the wave rolls up from the beach. It's called government problem-solving
 
2013-07-09 03:46:07 PM

Mikeyworld: The 'lollipop lady', on the side panel was not what I expected...I am disappoint.

Our coastal town put up fancy solar-powered flashing lights in the only road out of town, at the sharp corner just blocks from the beach. They were independently operated and on the standard 2" square tube they use for signs nowadays. One didn't last the night...prolly powering someone's driveway lights, with the flashers cut out. I believe that they installed them because I went to the tsunami meeting and explained how some tourist is gonna bend it right there, leaving everyone else to watch them exchange insurance cards while the wave rolls up from the beach. It's called government problem-solving


I think under those circumstances you'd be justified in using the George Patton method of dealing with road obstructions: shoot them in the head and shove them off the highway. Maybe they should have just installed a handgun in an "in emergency break glass " box instead of flashing lights.
 
2013-07-09 05:36:28 PM

Closetpsycho: PizzaJedi81: Shadow Blasko: That is so ironic I think the meter broke!

Is it broken, or did it just not register, as it is NOT IRONIC AT ALL.

No, this is ironic.  The sign was there to try to reduce theft, and got stolen.  That's about like a smoke detector that catches on fire due to faulty wiring.  Just because it was completely predictable does not make it unironic.


You're right. It's situational. I stand corrected (don't tell anybody!)
 
2013-07-09 05:39:07 PM
What sign?  All I see are jpg artifacts.
 
2013-07-09 06:53:18 PM
"cable tied to the trailer"

Sure, the police think it was stolen by a drunk, but I'm thinking "Hey!  Perfectly good trailer!".
 
2013-07-09 07:08:09 PM

Shadow Blasko: So, a sign was stolen in an area that is being acknowledged as having issues with crime?

Holy crap! That is so ironic I think the meter broke! (Or at least Subby's meter is broken)


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Wanted for questioning.
 
2013-07-09 11:59:45 PM

wildcardjack: Wanna bet it was blocking the sight lines at an intersection and someone moved it to another location?

My only political action is to take down signs that block my view around intersections. I'm looking for cars and pedestrians, not a candidate.


You may want to check your local laws concerning that. I know that doing so would be illegal here - with a pretty hefty fine. You're to contact the candidate's campaign organization and have them do it. Removing a campaign sign, not on your property, is illegal here. (They're also supposed to be removed after a certain time as well.) I'm not sure what your laws are like but they have been similar everywhere I've lived and I've lived in a number of areas.

Anyhow, the only sign that's really remarkable that I stole was one from Washington DC. It was a nice one and the statement that it made was so remarkable that I simply had to have it. I'm unwilling to disclose the exact location (which is strange for me but take it for what you will) that I got the sign from because the quality of the sign means that it wasn't cheap and I'm sure it made someone very angry. It was a lot of years ago though so...

To the point!

The sign said, "Keep off the grass."
 
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