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  1. #1
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    Mar 2009

    Mississippi's vigilante "Pothole Robin Hood" repairing Jackson one divot at a time

    'Pothole Robin Hood' [allegedly] steals asphalt from the city to fix more than 100 holes in crumbling roads. (Daily Mail)
    A Mississippi man has been dubbed the 'pothole Robin Hood' after he stole asphalt from the city to fill in more than 100 potholes in his area.

    Ron Chane owns a screen-printing business by day in Fondren but by night he and his girlfriend have taken it upon himself to smooth out crumbling roads in the city of Jackson.

    Citizens are thrilled at the vigilante's work but the police less so. He is now under police investigation for stealing the asphalt from the city of Jackson and repairing the potholes, which he then signs with the spray-painted message 'citizen fixed.'
    Potholes are widespread in all areas of Jackson and experts say they make cracks in the already crumbling streets. The city, which residents joke is like a Six Flags amusement park because it's so bumpy, also has a sinkhole problem.
    'It's hard to have a good city without good infrastructure,' Chane told ABC. 'And our city simply does not have the budget.'
    much more at the link, with pictures and a video

  2. #2
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    Jun 2010
    This is a great story. Pothole Robin Hood, lol

  3. #3
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    Jul 2004
    They have free, volunteer labor fixing the streets and they are complaining?

    Heck give him a list of where they want fixed, and the way they want it fixed and let him have at it!

    In the article he says they had a goal of fixing 100 potholes. And they fixed 101. So basically they waited until he was done before they investigated.
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?

    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

  4. #4
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    Jan 2011
    Georgia -- Redneck Country
    Quote Originally Posted by mysteriew View Post
    Heck give him a list of where they want fixed, and the way they want it fixed and let him have at it!
    Seeing as how he is doing the work for free I doubt if he wants the city to provide him with a list. He will decide which potholes need fixing.

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