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Times are tough: a traffic cone theft

April 4, 2010

From the Wayne Independent Press (Honesdale, PA):

“Approximately 76 orange PVC traffic cones were removed from the Cadosia Valley Lumber parking lot on State Route 191 in Dreher Twp., Wayne County. The theft occurred overnight between March 25 and March 26. The traffic cones belonged to Asplundh Tree Trimming Service, and cones are marked with the company logo. Anyone with information on helping to solve this crime is asked to contact State Police in Honesdale at (570)253-7126.”
http://www.wayneindependent.com/news/x1838124358/Traffic-cones-swiped

Since the cones are marked with a company logo, Rocky speculates about the thief’s possible intentions:

1) Ransom: “Hello, I’ve got your cones. If you want them back alive, leave a bag filled with unmarked $100 bills in the alley. Make sure that you cone alone.”

2) Landscape Decoration: Pink Lawn Flamingos and  Lawn Jockyes are passe.  But a yard filled with orange pylons “reflects well”  and the owner can honestly say,  “My yard is shovel-ready for stimulus dollars…”

3) College Fraternity Prank: What fun can a group of frat brothers have with 76 orange pylons and rush-hour traffic on I-95? Can traffic really go in circles?

4) Maybe the Godfather was tired of canolis, and he told his boys to bring back some orange  sherbet cones for dessert, and well….

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  1. April 4, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Rocky, Halloween is coming up…(witches hats ) ….7 months is a long time, however ……gotta be early these days (;

  2. masteroftheuniverse
    April 5, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    My kid used to rip off those road side easels with the blinkers until I made him return them to a site. Now, he prefers street signs. His best sign is “Watson Dr.” with a lower sign that said, “Dead End.”

  3. Yarnman
    April 16, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Rocky–Your suggestion #4 illustrates how words can be misunderstood. In the mid-1960’s Yarnman lived in Houston when Mrs. John Mecom asked her son to go by the hotel and pick up a newspaper. He pleased his mommy when he came home the same day as the proud owner of the Warwick Hotel and the Houston Chronicle. “Don’t be mad Mommy. I did what you told me to do–to go BUY the hotel and pick up paper!”–Yarnman

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