TWO MEN & A (HEADLESS) LADY
In nearby Horseheads, NY, about 10 minutes east of my home,
there's one helluva treacherous intersection called Hanover Square.
It's treacherous because instead of the normal four-way intersection,
some idiot designed a FIVE-way, and it's been a nightmare ever since.
So, two enterprising merchants dreamed up a humorous way of
slowing traffic, but all it got them was in trouble.
Dummy in crosswalk lands two in trouble
Two Hanover Square merchants who said
they were trying to slow motorists by placing
a headless mannequin in a crosswalk
were charged Thursday morning with
disorderly conduct.Tim King, co-owner
of Horseheads MercanTile, and David Quinn,
owner of Village Vacuum, were arrested after
they placed the standing mannequin in the crosswalk on South Main Street
in the square.The mannequin had a sign taped to its chest that said:
"Don't be a dummy. Please stop." The village has signs posted in some
crosswalks warning motorists to yield to pedestrians.