Earlier today, I posted a story about an epidemic in town: Citizens stealing signs advertising non-profit events.
I used a generic photo. Obviously, I did not have a handy image of someone caught in the act.
Now I do. Even better: It’s a video.
A Westport resident captured this scene, from a dashcam.
The view is from Church Street South, near the Post Road intersection.
The sign advertises — er, advertised — Bedford Theater Company’s production this weekend of “Bye Bye Birdie.”
It’s in 2 separate videos, because the dashcam records in 3-minute increments.
In the first, we see a man who has parked his silver SUV in the lot of the now-closed Mobil Self-Serve (right). He walks from right to left, toward the sign:
In the second, longer clip, he lifts up the sign and brings it back to his vehicle, on the right.
It’s easy to say, “No big deal. It’s only a sign.”
But when you see a neighbor of ours behaving like this — a grown man removing a sign for a middle school play — you have to wonder what kind of town we’re living in.