Shooting Road Signs, Wyoming Youth Preform Public Service
WYOMING, February 13, 2023, at approximately 7:06 p.m.
A Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) Trooper was driving near County Road 124 and County Road 218.
He heard shots fired.
The trooper found a pickup truck and followed the sounds of the shots.
What he found were some young people in possession of a 12 gauge shotgun, 9mm pistol, and .22 caliber rifle that was located inside the truck.
Now let's take a look at the charges he had to file against them.
Reckless Endangerment (Due to the close proximity of houses and highways)
Yeah, that's bad. Stay away from homes, roads, and live stalk.
But then there is this one: Property Destruction (Damage from shooting road signs)
WAIT - HOLD ON!
Those kids were just performing a public service.
Have you ever looked at a Wyoming stop or speed limit sign, or some other sort of official state sign, and thought - what's with all the holes?
It is all about Wyoming residents doing their civic duty.
In case you have not noticed, Wyoming has some strong winds. If this fact has escaped you, would you please leave your address below, I'd like to get on Google Earth so I can zoom in and see what rock you're living under.
Unfortunately when city, county, and state governments in Wyoming order signs, those signs are made out of the state. Those out-of-state companies cannot possibly understand Wyoming weather conditions. That is why those signs do not come with perforations. I'm sure you have seen un-perforated signs rocking on a harsh gusty day.
Driven by a concern about the loss or damage of public property, the ever-vigilant Wyoming citizen will, at his or her own time and expense, go out and add air holes to our local signs. This allows the Wyoming wind to pass through.
Yes, a sign that might have skipped and bobbed down the road to Nebraska or South Dakota because of the wind, will stay in Wyoming because of the "wind holes," which are added by local 'concerned residents'.
So next time you see a street sign filled with wind holes, just smile and think about the hard-working patriot who is doing the right thing to save the taxpayers some added expense.