This is the funniest thing I’ve seen in awhile.
BACKSTORY from WBRZ-Baton Rouge
BATON ROUGE, La. – A man pleaded for help after jumping on the hood of a moving truck on Coursey Blvd. after his sign was picked up, according to Baton Rouge Police Cpl. Tommy Stubbs.
Stubbs says the man was on Coursey selling shrimp when another man driving a pickup truck pulled over and picked up his sign.
When the man in the truck went to pull off with the sign, the man selling the shrimp jumped on the hood of the pickup.
The man in the truck then drove to the police station off Coursey Blvd. with the man on his hood. In a viewer submitted video the shrimp salesman yells for people in ongoing traffic to call the police.
No one was charged over the incident.
More BACKSTORY from the comments in the news story at the WBRZ
It’s about time someone did SOMETHING. This is the gentleman that myself and the rest of the real estate world refer to as “the sign man.” He’s been stealing signs for years and years. Police won’t do anything because technically, if a sign is on a public servitude, it is considered “litter” after a certain amount of time. The only problem is that he takes them no matter how long they have been there. Hundreds of real estate agents have reported him taking their signs during open houses, when city ordinances have clearly stated they can remain there during certain hours as long as they are picked up. This man’s backyard, according to several eyewitnesses, has hundreds, perhaps THOUSANDS of signs. It’s his hobby. He’s been doing it for years. In some cases, it’s a public service, but for those of us obeying the law, and the ordinances set up for legitimate business purposes, it’s theft. He should be arrested.