“CAAUTION: ZOMBIES AHEAD!”
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Published on Sat, Dec 4, 2010
By: The LACar Editorial Staff
BEST OF THE MONTH—Drivers were warned of the undead roaming a desert highway near Tucson, after an alleged prankster tampered with an electronic road sign, reported local police and Reuters. “Someone without a good grasp of spelling reprogrammed a digital road sign on a highway near Marana, a town northwest of Tucson, to read CAAUTION ZOMBIES AHEAD!,” according to Tim Gaynor of Reuters. Marana Police Department neither confirmed nor denied the existence of zombies, but went on record to say it appeared to be a practical joke. "We didn't get any complaints or any other problems in the area... (and) no reports of zombies," Sergeant Chris Warren told Reuters. "Sometimes those boxes are just left open and if somebody knows how to do it, they can just go over to it, open it up and just start typing." Warren was evidently unconcerned that he just gave away the secret of the sign boxes to other potential pranksters.