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POSTED November 14, 2012 9:48 p.m.

LOOSE GORILLA ALERT? ELECTRONIC ROAD SIGN HACKED: LOOMIS, Calif. (AP) — A prankster is changing the message on an electronic traffic warning sign. The sign is supposed to tell people that a road in the Placer County city of Loomis will be closed for pipeline construction.

Instead, it read, "Smoke Weed Everyday" last week. It has also read, "Caution Loose Gorilla!"

Placer County Water Agency Senior Engineer Tony Firenzi said it took skill to change the message. The unknown hacker needed a keyboard and had to bypass some systems.


POLICE: NM MAN BREAKS BANK'S WINDOWS, CALLS 911: ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say an Albuquerque man fed up with his bank went to the extreme when he broke out the bank's windows and then called police on himself.

KOAT-TV reports that Charles Scribner reported his crime last week shortly after smashing the windows to a Bank of America in Southeast Albuquerque.

According to the police report, Scribner told police Bank of America had "sold him out" and he became enraged. Scribner admitted he broke out the front doors, shattered a window next to the inner doors and smashed an upper window.

Authorities say Scribner told a 911 operator to have police come arrest him because he didn't want to have to keep breaking windows.

He was later charged with criminal damage.

 

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