Sunday, May 6, 2007

Amherst's Great Lawn Sign Caper: Busted!

Under Police questioning (yeah, they work on Saturday's) the High School boy admitted that the harvesting of 75 political lawn signs was an orchestrated effort. Having run around South Amherst on election night retrieving signs and having only 25 or 30 to show for a couple hours of work, I figured one delinquent couldn't snatch overnight 75-100 spanning the 26 square miles of the People’s Republic of Amherst.

So tomorrow he will be summoned to court on a charge of larceny. Let’s hope the same judge who sentenced a rowdy Umass student (charged with disturbing the peace) to standing out in front of the Amherst Police Station wearing nothing but a toga hears this case. In addition to paying for the signs ($300) make him stand in town center at high noon for a couple hours on a Saturday holding a “No More Overrides” sign.

And I hope his Dad confiscates his cellphone.

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