Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Hometown Hero

One thing you may not know about me is that I live in the Pothole Capital of the World.    Ok, maybe that is an exaggeration but there are numerous potholes here in Jackson, Mississippi.   They are so large that a young boy on a bicycle and even a car have been swallowed by these “craters”.    Luckily no one was hurt.

Enter my hometown hero who has affectionately been nicknamed the Pothole Man, the Pothole Prowler, and my personal favorite Robin Hood.  Why Robin Hood you ask?   Because this concerned citizen stole asphalt from the city and made it his mission to go out and repair potholes in the city.   He then spray painted Citizen Fixed on the street.  This grainy photo came from the online version of the local newspaper The Clarion Ledger.

Pothole Man

The picture below was taken by me today during rush hour.   I risked life and limb just to share this with all of you.

pothole

The paper reported recently that Robin Hood has hung up his asphalt filled buckets after meeting his personal goal of 100 repairs and will not be prosecuted by the Sheriff of Nottingham for his crime.   Bravo!!!  The legend of Robin Hood lives!!!

Thanks for popping in!

Marlee

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5 comments:

Jim said...

Interesting.

Gemma Wiseman said...

O my goodness! The Robin Hood spirit does live on! What an incredible story! Love the photos of the "crime"!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Very creative post and photos ~ do hope your city rises to the occasion to fix those dangerous potholes ~ Happy Week to you ^_^

Lea said...

Very interesting!
Have a great day!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

Sarah said...

This made me laugh! I need him to come to Newport News, VA and fill our potholes.

My boyfriend is from Mendenhall area in Mississippi and we're moving down there next year, so hopefully I don't find as many potholes there as I do up here. lol

Sarah
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