Moving sign guys strike again!
Have you ever heard the phrase: “If there was a nuclear war, the only thing that would survive would be cockroaches”?
Well, add another “species” to the list: MOVING SIGN GUYS!
Hoboken411 reader “hobojoe” provides this week’s update on the serial litterers:
“Last weekend we were treated to an entire weekend free of signs on every pole.
This weekend they made up for it and gave us a double-whammy.
First on Saturday we got the usual $19 signs (now they say in big letters ‘No Surprises’ – as in, “hey, you’re dumb enough to call an out-of-state cell phone number illegally taped to a telephone pole, you should’ve KNOWN we was gonna steal your stuff”)
Then this past Sunday, we had this upstanding fellow taping $20 moving signs all over our city. Here he is around 7pm on 7th and Park, then later at 9th and Park. Again, I really need to practice taking pictures with my cell phone, but you get the picture.
PHOTO GALLERY (HOLD MOUSE OVER IMAGE TO NAVIGATE – 4 PHOTOS IN THIS SET)
He even ripped the corner tag off of every other sign he hung up – so that it looked like there was a lot of interest in the crooked scam he was advertising for. [411 note: Ha!]
I really wish there was some way our local officials could keep on top of these guys. If they really do pick these guys up once in a while, it’s obvious the penalties aren’t harsh enough.
I volunteer to personally visit every telephone and telegraph pole in town and take these signs down – but only if the City can demonstrate they’re serious about cracking down on these guys first.”