Saturday, October 22, 2016

Road sign thief was looking to add excitement to his life

A 21-year-old man from Warren County, New Jersey, was allegedly looking for a thrill when he took a road sign from a construction site.

Manuel J. Leon, of Hardwick Township, is accused of snatching a "men working" sign on Oct. 11, putting it in his vehicle and driving off.

"While being questioned," the complaint says: "Manuel admitted to taking the sign to add excitement to his life."

Leon was charged by New Jersey State Police with theft by unlawful taking. He was later released after posting 10 percent of $2,500 bail.


WilliamRocket said...

About 12 years ago, my then partner, in a fit of 'whatever', stole a no parking sign which had a silhouette of someone in a wheelchair.
She gave that sign to me, after she had drawn a ponytail on the handicapped person (I had a ponytail at the time).
Within 2 years I was finding it harder to climb stairs, and generally, I was feeling tired, more and more.
By 2010 I was having problems getting a full day's work in.
At the end of 2011 I had to sell my house as I couldn't meet the mortgage anymore.
Bought a smaller, cheaper place.
Almost exactly 3 years later I had to sell the cheaper house for the same reason, not making enough money.
The doctor I had been going to found nothing wrong with me. I changed doctors.
In December 2014 I moved to a small rural town and bought a very cheap, run down, 110 year old house.
The new doctor diagnosed me with heart disease and in June 2015 I underwent an angioplasty procedure.
That fixed my problem getting my breath but i was still lacking energy and my knees were shot, with the effect that if I sat down for a few minutes, my knees would sort of cramp up, and getting up was painful, both with my knees and my thighs.
Any step higher than 200 mm is a no go.
I am near crippled and suffering near constant ennui.
Do you think it is time I got rid of that sign the old ex-partner gave me ?

arbroath said...

Heh heh, probably!

I'm sorry to hear about your health issues, Mr Rocket.

Ratz said...

WilliamRocket: If the sign was a portent of things to come, probably best to get rid of the bugger, but I don't know if it would have been better or worse if she'd nicked one of these: You might have been up to your tits in ducks by now.