A Monster Hit Has Spawned a Minor Crime Wave

People keep stealing Old Town Road signs

August 12, 2019

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A monster hit song has spawned a mnor crime wave.  People keep stealing the Old Town Road signs.

In Wellesley, Massachusetts, the signs have been stolen enough times that the town has decided not to rplace them until the popularity of Lil Nas X's song declines. In in the District of Sicamous, British Columbia, the chamber of commerce started selling copies of their Old Town Road signs after some of their signs went missing.

My sign stealing days are far behind me but if I were younger, the temptation to grab one would be strong.  Maybe I'll just buy one from the Sicamous chamber of commerce.

-john