Pa. township has all it street signs stolen

May 1, 2009 7:51:34 AM PDT
It's not just a U2 song anymore. Officials say some thieves turned a western Pennsylvania township into a place "Where the Streets Have No Name." Winfield Township supervisor Glenn Nagle revealed at a meeting Thursday that every one of the township's road signs was stolen in a 48-hour period beginning April 6. The township has since spent about $4,000 replacing the aluminum signs, which cost about $100 each.

Nagle assumes the thefts were some kind of prank because the value of the signs as scrap metal is negligible.

Nagle says the signs are especially important to emergency vehicles responding to homes and businesses.

State police in Butler are investigating. Winfield is about 25 miles north of Pittsburgh.


Information from: Butler Eagle,

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