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Date: 06/28/09 06:46 PM

57 Responses to Barrel `Monster` Gets Student Arrested

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    boredest1 Male 18-29
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    June 27, 2009 at 3:08 pm
    Link: Barrel `Monster` Gets Student Arrested - Innovative art, or a public nuisance?
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    dragosal Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2009 at 6:55 pm
    definately art. but he needed to find another way to get the barrels. no need to steal poo
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    mikhaillost Female 70 & Over
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    June 28, 2009 at 6:55 pm
    If the company didn`t have a problem with it the police shouldn`t do anything.
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    Cylence Female 40-49
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    June 28, 2009 at 6:56 pm
    Yeah I thinks it is very cool and awesome but you cant just go and take state (or government?) property and do with it what you want. Ya just can`t. Must have been fun though, lol.
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    max5121 Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2009 at 6:57 pm
    wow that is like right near my house. i think it was a dude from n.c.state. they have been doing construction on that street for a while now and the traffic is really bad. poor guy...
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    StellaT Female 13-17
    150 posts
    June 28, 2009 at 6:58 pm
    Those policemen need to get rid of the poles up thier asses.
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    TheSharpest Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2009 at 7:05 pm
    I think cases like this should be determined by the the grade of awesomeness of the final product. Thus, he goes free.
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    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2009 at 7:06 pm
    yeah, i thought you could only arresy someone, if the people whom you committed the crime against press charges, if they didnt then wtf are the cops getting all wet for
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    kinjomusashi Male 30-39
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    June 28, 2009 at 7:15 pm
    looked pretty cool
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    June 28, 2009 at 7:18 pm
    It`s all in The Man`s perspective... if he`d put a sign in its hand saying "Slow Down" or "Pull Over and Rest If Tired", he`d have been given a frikkin medal for public service. But NOOOOO... innocently commit Conspiracy to Steal, Burglary, Theft, Public Endangerment, Culpable Endangerment, Trespass, Removal of Safety Equipment, Vandalism, Illegal Erection, etc etc and for some reason, nobody aprpeciates it...
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    June 28, 2009 at 7:22 pm
    And no TonyJet, in most cases the State is the Prosecutor, for any statute crime. The only time a victim presses charges is when the police decline to do so, either because they feel it would be a waste of their time and a jury would find the perp innocent; or because they want to give the perp a break; or because they`ve been paid off. 99% of the time YOU don`t press charges, the State or Fed Govt does.
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    Middy93 Female 30-39
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    June 28, 2009 at 7:34 pm
    pretty cool. surely they could find a way to benefit from this kid`s art work. $$
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    RAGEMONSTER Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2009 at 8:04 pm
    Good life lesson.Don`t screw with other peoples stuff! If this kid did this with my property, I would cut his throat.
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3275 posts
    June 28, 2009 at 8:10 pm
    My 2cents: If he owned the cones, and put it "on display", I`d have no problem with it. I have no problem with it being on display as is. It`s the fact that he stole his stuff.

    If he stole canvas and paint from a store, and made art with that, it would still be wrong, but art.

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    shinsvaka Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2009 at 8:45 pm
    "It`s all in The Man`s perspective... if he`d put a sign in its hand saying "Slow Down" or "Pull Over and Rest If Tired", he`d have been given a frikkin medal for public service. But NOOOOO... innocently commit Conspiracy to Steal, Burglary, Theft, Public Endangerment, Culpable Endangerment, Trespass, Removal of Safety Equipment, Vandalism, Illegal Erection, etc etc and for some reason, nobody aprpeciates it..."

    hehe, illegal erection..... OH NO!! 16 YEAR OLD MOMENT!

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    ladyzeppelin Female 13-17
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    June 28, 2009 at 9:07 pm
    Reminds me of that one episode of King of the Hill when Peggy made a sculpture out of the propane tanks.
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    Crawdaddy197 Male 30-39
    353 posts
    June 28, 2009 at 9:10 pm
    The police department does have a job to do. They should use a little discretion though. He should not have to go to court it`s a waste of tax payer money. He should not have been arrested but fined the cost of the barrels. The Crew liked his work so maybe they can pay for the cones. He should not have anything put on his permanent record.
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    June 28, 2009 at 9:56 pm
    "I have no problem with it being on display as is. It`s the fact that he stole his stuff."

    But didn`t the construction not want to charge him because they liked it?

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    pat125 Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2009 at 10:03 pm
    It was creative, but still a crime nonetheless. You can`t start letting people off the hook just because their crimes were kind of cool.
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    Groogle Male 30-39
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    June 28, 2009 at 10:04 pm
    They should both punish him for vandalism and praise him for his fine craftmanship and to have made our lives a little less miserable.

    Justice shouldn`t be blind to tatented people like that because they get all their creative juice from the thrill of doing something they`re not supposed to.

    The fact that they punish them so harshly just incite dumb kids to revolt and mimic those street artists.

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    Groogle Male 30-39
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    June 28, 2009 at 10:05 pm
    If what they do is ugly "then" send them to jail for vandalism.
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    evlmnkyninja Female 13-17
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    June 28, 2009 at 11:21 pm
    that`s redonkulous.
    the construction people don`t want to charge him, let him go.
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    nataleedraco Female 13-17
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    June 28, 2009 at 11:45 pm
    that guy is awesome, and an absolute artist. they really should drop charges and let him do what he wants, be what he is! ths is like copyrighting awesome AMV`s... if you steal something but make somethong awesome out of it, something new and original, it`s not stealing.
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    ghostofme Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2009 at 11:47 pm
    "Justice shouldn`t be blind to tatented people like that because they get all their creative juice from the thrill of doing something they`re not supposed to."

    Thank you! Glad to see there still are sane people online.

    I thought it was really cool, but yeah, he broke the law...why should he get a pass?

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    bataleon27 Male 18-29
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    June 29, 2009 at 12:37 am
    iif someone had stolen 3 barrels, and placed them ontop op eachother by the side of the road with no art. They wouldn`t have even bothered to find the culpret...
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    ravensky Female 18-29
    106 posts
    June 29, 2009 at 12:40 am
    no he shouldn`t be charged and the company who owned the barrles should sue the police for dimantling them

    after all isn`t graffiti a crime? and isn`t that what Banksy does? without any kind of punishment? even though it is now widley known who he is?

    and when an original banksy was ACCIDENTALLY painted over by a council in Glastonbury in England the person who owned it reported it too the police

    Banksy F*** up

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    Asspenny Male 18-29
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    June 29, 2009 at 12:53 am
    whether or not he broke the law (which he did) doesn`t matter he`ll get some sort of community service where he just has to rebuild it, so its not really an issue
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    Habute Male 18-29
    256 posts
    June 29, 2009 at 1:23 am
    Thief... a talented one... but thievery none the less. I`m just surprised that the police invested time in solving this devious caper.
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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
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    June 29, 2009 at 1:37 am
    They should be charged IF the barrel owners want him to be charged.

    If they say that it was okay the kid took the barrels, then how can it be theft?

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    bassdee Male 18-29
    70 posts
    June 29, 2009 at 2:08 am
    all because someone did something other then tag the barrels or set them aflame really is the reason they went to such lengths to find him
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    iluvpink13 Female 18-29
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    June 29, 2009 at 3:22 am
    virus program wont let me see this. and i disabled it, and my comp still says its a no-go. so oh well....
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    heavenly15 Female 13-17
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    June 29, 2009 at 3:37 am
    They should`ve kept it, it`s quite cool. The company doesn`t want to press charges, that should be the end of it.
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    yoshi_glover Male 13-17
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    June 29, 2009 at 4:07 am
    Absoulutely amazing!!! the charges should be droped against the guy.
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    GRadde Male 18-29
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    June 29, 2009 at 4:57 am
    Sucks that the authorities involved here don`t seem to have any sense of humour...
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    Seaker Male 18-29
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    June 29, 2009 at 5:44 am
    I thought it was up to the owners of the property whether or not vandalism charges would be dropped. Someone in the P.D. is either trying to flex some muscle, or trying to make an example out of the poor guy.
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    June 29, 2009 at 5:58 am
    Cool art, but it IS illegal if he stole them.
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    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    June 29, 2009 at 8:11 am
    that was a goodp piece of art
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    YLE Female 18-29
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    June 29, 2009 at 9:25 am
    haha i laughed when i saw the barrel monster
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    donthaveone Male 30-39
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    June 29, 2009 at 10:42 am
    I bet people actually slowed down in that construction zone to gawk, at least the barrels finally did their job :)
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    krabkat Female 18-29
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    June 29, 2009 at 12:31 pm
    Now that would get me to slow down...much more interesting than those ugly barrels and cones. Since these belonged to the construction company and they want him to build a new one, I think the charges should be dropped.

    Also, don`t the police have better things to do with their time (like harass skateboarders and beat up little old ladies?). I`m just asking...

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    T3hPhilip Male 13-17
    38 posts
    June 29, 2009 at 12:57 pm
    "Destroy property"?
    No. Improve property.
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    gmonsterr Female 13-17
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    June 29, 2009 at 1:38 pm
    haha that is awesome.
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    unsub Female 18-29
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    June 29, 2009 at 2:09 pm
    "Cool art, but it IS illegal if he stole them."

    Sure, it was illegal that he stole them ... but the construction company doesn`t want to press charges and they even want him to replicate the statue. I really don`t understand why the police want to prosecute him anyway.

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    Adoras Male 18-29
    265 posts
    June 29, 2009 at 2:41 pm
    i am against people being arrested for being awesome
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    ammit13fma Male 18-29
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    June 29, 2009 at 3:26 pm
    that is oen think I think is BS. if the so called "offened" party, in this case the cosntruction company(via theft and reconstruction of property), does nto want to press charges, the cops can press charges in thier stead. Thus making it wear he still gets chargd even though no one wanted him to
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    murph89 Male 18-29
    84 posts
    June 29, 2009 at 4:14 pm
    It kinda depends on if the city has to pay for the replacement barrels. If so, the police do have a case. Otherwise, they better drop the charges given the opinion of the construction company.
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    skullgrin Male 18-29
    937 posts
    June 29, 2009 at 7:28 pm
    graffiti is a real issue in the area, the police want to prosecute him to set an example. its stupid really because those "making an example" out of cases dont ever stop graffiti artists, it makes us just hit harder...you would think that they would learn by now...anyways, this is old news
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    nrvegetarian Female 13-17
    140 posts
    June 29, 2009 at 10:43 pm
    Big Brother stamps out all forms of creativity nowadays.
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    Alanda Female 18-29
    295 posts
    June 29, 2009 at 11:27 pm
    I wish they wouldn`t have taken that apart,it looked really awesome...
    also
    I kinda wanna see people`s reactions to it while driving by...that would be hilarious!
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    AndroidMetro Male 18-29
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    June 30, 2009 at 2:02 am
    This is ridiculous. I`ve stolen 100s of orange cones and blinking lights.
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    scorpio28 Female 18-29
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    June 30, 2009 at 4:55 am
    Arrested? While it`s sorta true being as it`s against the law to mess with road stuff like this, still, i thought it was great. Noone ever has a sense of humor anymore.
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    darqnss Female 18-29
    96 posts
    June 30, 2009 at 5:19 pm
    wow. this happened in my city and i didnt even know about it. damn i live in a hole. doesnt surprise me tho, Raleigh cops are dicks.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2009 at 2:24 pm
    More proof that cops are MORONIC DOUCHEBAG F*CKHEADED LAMEASS DIP$HIT IDIOT BASTARDS!!!!

    The company who owns the property doesn`t want to press charges. That should be the end of it. "We have a job to do." Yeah, to be dickheads. Let it go if everyone involved doesn`t care. I don`t see how they can legally press charges if the property owner refuses. Times like this, this country sucks.

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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    July 5, 2009 at 10:51 am
    i agree with angry freddyferret...if no one cares...why make it a big deal? the kid is happy he did it....the construction company is very happy for the positive publicity...the only people here trying to save face are the idiot cops who need someone to blame...
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    TroutBoy Male 13-17
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    August 11, 2009 at 9:06 pm
    I actually just made a similar, less threatening, Barrel Man in Milwaukee. The company threw it up out front of their office building and said they loved it. I tried submitting it to here but oh well.Stands about 11` - 12`

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