Student accused of creating a Monster....

Raleigh, N.C. — Raleigh police arrested a North Carolina State University student last week who was accused of creating a "monster" out of construction barrels and placing it on the side of the road.

Authorities charged Joseph Carnevale with larceny for taking materials from a construction site at a roundabout project to create the monster.


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 Yet another innocent person accused of art.
katmckee6 years ago

I bet the cost to the city of the barrels he used was less than their budget for one comissioned public art installation... they should use it as such.

aeromancy6 years ago
That will definitely get more attention than the "cones."
They should make collapsable ones of them for real road control.
bloggpal6 years ago
It is funny, definitely will not scare even my little princes....:)
Sunny1246136 years ago
The title sounds weird.

Anyways the monster actually looks
like it could be used for something...

( if the cones don't work maybe the monster will..
sharlston6 years ago
lol thats a nice sculpture not a monster
Wait? You wrote the whole story, then posted a link to the story page?
Keith-Kid (author)  Rock Soldier6 years ago
Well, that's new.
Keith-Kid (author)  Rock Soldier6 years ago
No it's not.
Goodhart7 years ago
LOL I suppose the distraction could be dangerous....but larceny ?

LARCENY - Illegal taking and carrying away of personal property belonging to another with the purpose of depriving the owner of its possession.

Somehow that seems drummed up...
Pilfering would be a better charge here...
Maybe, charge him with: moving private property with the intent of jocularity and maybe a misdemeanor charge of causing traffic disturbances. ;-)
I dont see why he should be charged for a practical joke.
it does appear that he should be charged at least with willful destruction of private property.
He didnt destroy it, he made it better imo
not in the eyes of the owners of the barrels I guess ;-)
I wonder what the cops arresting him were thinking though. *Yo man. That was the best prank ever! Can you do that with old handguns?*
Or maybe they were just thinking:

Kids !

shaking their heads
Typical response...
Some one else has to pay for the barrels he destroyed, he;s lucky that's all they're charging him with, I can think of a few others they could add.
. Now you're just getting picky. . Why doesn't anyone else see that he destroyed public property?
I must have been a bit slow the day I posted my first post here......or just tired....of course he should get charged for the destruction of the property he vandalized.
Derin Goodhart7 years ago
Or just make him buy new barrels :)
skunkbait Derin7 years ago
Or give him a state job creating interesting road signs and such.
I don't think that would be a good idea. Having a person who create that making street signs.
Not much of a punishment, that, maybe a state job at minimum wage ? ;-)
Like I said before, he didnt destroy it, he made it better IMO.
. Apparently, the only person who's opinion matters (the owner) doesn't agree.
Yeah, i guess that would hurt...
Ah yes, he did actually cut up some of them didn't he.....hmmm Somehow I missed that.
Which is lesser, larceny, or vandalism
Larceny of property under $1000 is a class 1 misdemeanor. If you have no priors, the sentence for this is 1-45 days. -Yahoo answers

Some states (such as North Carolina) use the term "felonious larceny" instead of grand larceny. Most jurisdictions have discarded the grand/petit terminology and use value to classify larcenies as felonies or misdemeanors. "Value" means the fair market value of the property at the time and place taken. Most jurisdictions also make certain larcenies felonies regardless of the value of the property taken. For example, North Carolina General Statutes Section 14 - 72 (b)(1) makes the crime of larceny a felony "without regard to value" if the larceny is (1) from the person (2) committed pursuant to certain types of breaking or entering(s) (3) of any explosive or incendiary device or (4) of any firearm. The modern spelling is petty larceny for the misdemeanor level. - Wikipedia - Larceny

September 5, 2008 - N.C. legislation that makes vandalism a felony becomes law - From CCIM

In NC, it doesn't seem to make a whole lot of difference.....correct me if I'm wrong anyone from NC.


If they cost $33 each, and it looks like he took about 5 or 6 of them, that's about $200 of property loss. Even the ones that aren't cut up were modified some way. they weigh 50 lbs, so some sort of support structure is needed inside. Even the three that look whole probably can't hold water any more.
Yeah, when I first commented, I hadn't thought about them being cut up to make this....
arylic6 years ago
Lol, that must be the best prank ever, But to bad the guy got caught.
n8man7 years ago
I don't get why the construction company would not want to keep it. It is still totally usefull and it even tells the people which way to go.
Keith-Kid (author)  n8man7 years ago
DJ Radio n8man7 years ago
agreed. people would see this more than ordinary cones.
DJ Radio7 years ago
This should go on failblog as a win.
DJ Radio7 years ago
lmao, this is hilarious, but larceny is too much. this was clearly a joke for fun.