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Vandal Programs Pot Message into Roadside Sign

A Caltrans road work sign was vandalized Wednesday night in Roseville.

OUTSIDE SACRAMENTO, CA -- A roadside sign was given a new message Wednesday night, but not by construction workers or California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) employees.

Commuters traveling I-80 near Douglas Boulevard in Roseville Thursday morning were greeted with a sign that read "Smoke weed everyday," according to a photo posted posted on Twitter by Joe Pittman, a producer for KHTK 1140.

A Caltrans spokesman was unable to view the photo and comment on it specifically, but confirmed one of the agency's signs was vandalized overnight.

"During the night vandals stole the tires and broke into the message board and loaded the inappropriate message for view," Caltrans spokesman Dennis L. Keaton said in an email.

He said work crews removed the sign around 10:40 a.m., once they had been alerted to the prank.

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John February 08, 2013 at 02:51 AM
ok that is way better than graffiti
Robert Brooks February 08, 2013 at 06:27 PM
Inappropriate? Isn't it leagal in Ca.?
Dan Crabtree February 08, 2013 at 07:03 PM
Hey it was legal for some one thousand conviced cons to shoot rape and rob some 1200 hundred different victims across america just last year alone while stoned out on pot so surely it's legal to encourage everyone to smoke on a state owned sign as well.
bill whitcraft February 08, 2013 at 07:09 PM
lighting up:)
Cadillac Man February 08, 2013 at 07:25 PM
If the tires were allegedly stolen?... Wouldn't they be OFF the sign?!!! I call BS!
brennan February 08, 2013 at 07:56 PM
Your comment makes no sense...you sir are an idiot.
Lxix Isee February 08, 2013 at 07:58 PM
The pump don't work 'cause the vandals took the handle.
Mouse February 08, 2013 at 08:05 PM
I see nothing "inappropriate" about that message. Grow some skin and get over it. Weed will eventually become fully legal, and there's nothing you can do about it. =P
Larry Weekley February 08, 2013 at 08:06 PM
No one smokes pot and then shoots, rapes and robs anyone. They might rob the fridge and rape the cupboard for sweets, but that's about it. Grow up.
Larry Weekley February 08, 2013 at 08:06 PM
Bob Dylan!! Good for you!
Seviah February 08, 2013 at 08:23 PM
You do realize this is no longer the 1930's?
David February 08, 2013 at 08:44 PM
In other news, a convenience store down the road from a hacked road sign is completely out of all snack foods.
DS February 08, 2013 at 08:55 PM
Not vandalism. The sign is public property for all taxpayers to use and every citizen has a right to free speech. Rock on citizen...smoke until you choke.....legal or illegal. Free us from the oppression by the ignorant!! Give us this day our daily weed!
DS February 08, 2013 at 08:55 PM
Not vandalism. The sign is public property for all taxpayers to use and every citizen has a right to free speech. Rock on citizen...smoke until you choke.....legal or illegal. Free us from the oppression by the ignorant!! Give us this day our daily weed!
JAMB February 08, 2013 at 09:13 PM
Despots control a $40 billion per day industry owning politicians like KKKennedy, does anyone think they would allow that to disappear from their pockets to ours. It is agriculture. Can you grow tomatoes? What if they cost the price of a pound of weed. who is stupid for not becoming farmers ASAP? US, grow grow grow, the seed was a gift from Gaia, not desperate humans, it was god given. Enjoy
JAMB February 08, 2013 at 09:17 PM
Here's another thought. Privatized government, privatized utilities, all bought with laundered drug money at the expense of sanity for every human on this planet because the profit is used to buy guns and fuel wars. Now end the war on agriculture, aka, weed, stop the stupidity of war for profit, not allowed on planet earth, bare arms only to destroy dirty politicians, and PS, Obama is divinely chosen by heaven, so deal with it, and know, he will be the man to take this country out of debt the despots seem to hell bent on stressing us into.
toby February 08, 2013 at 09:29 PM
You see sir.It is ignorant people like you that doesn't know a thing about what he is talking about,opening up that big fat idiot mouth.
toby February 08, 2013 at 09:33 PM
I hope you are right.The enormous help on the economy,stop incarcerating not violent people and turning them into criminals when they aren't and freeing up space in prisons,so they can stop releasing violent criminals onto the street to make room for some 18yr.old kid caught smoking a joint.These idiots should be ashamed of themselves.
Roger C Skinner Jr February 08, 2013 at 09:48 PM
Marijuana prohibition was invented in the 20's in an effort to curb mexican immigrant feild workers from coming across the border and taking away jobs from americans during the great depression. It's drug classification by the government is a joke, yet the FDA approves drugs every day that do more damage to a human than smoking pot could ever do. Why? Because this country isn't about freedom, it's about the illusion of freedom it presents to it citizens. This government is, and has always been, about the rich and the "haves" doing whatever they have to do to get more. More for them and less for you. The government could care less about you! They are only interested in keeping themselves fat and happy and don't give a crap about the rest of the country's and world's population. This is why the country this country is in the toilet. Let big business and the rich keep making money while they use the rest of us to fund their illegal operations. It's an adbomination in the face of humanity and they get away with it! I'll be happy when I'm dead and exist in a place of true equality, justice, and peace for every soul that exists. That is the TRUE meaning of freedom! This message comes from a proud combat veteran too Meanwhile, let's all keep living our lives under this umbrella of false freedom and security. WAKE UP and realize that the quality of life we all live in is a freakin joke people. . .
acrzyct February 09, 2013 at 03:03 AM
No its not BS the sign was real someone realy did change the sign. Not sure why they said the tires were taken off they were not off when we took the message down. It was not a Caltrans message board it was owned by a private constrution company

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