Ad Exec Arrested For Removing Illegal Roadside Advertisements

from the please-explain dept

It's no secret that we live in an age of aggressive (and perhaps excessive) advertising. Advertising is absolutely everywhere -- and apparently one ad exec got fed up. He discovered one of those "street side" signs that advertisers stick into the ground alongside roads on his own property. He removed it and then began removing many more. He called up local authorities who told him that it was illegal to place those signs on private property or on public property, but said they didn't have the resources to go around removing them. That seemed like an opportunity, so he began removing them -- sometimes calling the companies advertised in the signs to offer his services as an ad exec to provide more effective, less annoying, advertisements (not surprisingly, none have taken him up on the offer). However, for some reason, he's now been arrested for theft over the signs. It's not clear if the article is leaving out some sort of detail or what, but it's hard to see how removing an illegal advertising sign should be considered theft.

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    chucklebutte, 28 Aug 2006 @ 9:18am

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    asshole cop!

    "I could also sit down and get creative to find a law he may have violated by offering his own services in place of the ads that he stole from property not of his own"

    how bout i get creative and eat your children?? that sound fun i hope your family gets cancer and they all die first and u die last and slow and painful you god damn son of a bitch

    all cops need to be shot and killed they are a waste of tax payers money they make citizens feel like criminals and just the blantent arrogance from this prick leave people alone id remove bullshit signs too lets go fill up your yard and nieghborhood with shit mr cop see how u like it eh? oh yeah you wouldnt would ya? how bout i pull u over and harrass u eh? put you in some handcuffs arrest u? u lame piece of shit

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