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Student accused of creating a Monster.... Answered

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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katmckee
katmckee

10 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.

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aeromancy
aeromancy

10 years ago

That will definitely get more attention than the "cones."

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 10 years ago

They should make collapsable ones of them for real road control.

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bloggpal
bloggpal

10 years ago

It is funny, definitely will not scare even my little princes....:)

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Sunny124613
Sunny124613

10 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..
lol)

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sharlston
sharlston

10 years ago

lol thats a nice sculpture not a monster

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Rock Soldier
Rock Soldier

10 years ago

Wait? You wrote the whole story, then posted a link to the story page?

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

Reply 10 years ago

Indeed.

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Rock Soldier
Rock Soldier

Reply 10 years ago

Well, that's new.

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

Reply 10 years ago

No it's not.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

10 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...

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 10 years ago

Pilfering would be a better charge here...

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

Maybe, charge him with: moving private property with the intent of jocularity and maybe a misdemeanor charge of causing traffic disturbances. ;-)

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 10 years ago

I dont see why he should be charged for a practical joke.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

it does appear that he should be charged at least with willful destruction of private property.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 10 years ago

He didnt destroy it, he made it better imo

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

not in the eyes of the owners of the barrels I guess ;-)

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Rock Soldier
Rock Soldier

Reply 10 years ago

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?*

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

Or maybe they were just thinking:

Kids !

shaking their heads
;-)

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Rock Soldier
Rock Soldier

Reply 10 years ago

Lol.
Typical response...

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 10 years ago

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.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 10 years ago

. Now you're just getting picky. . Why doesn't anyone else see that he destroyed public property?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

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.

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Derin
Derin

Reply 10 years ago

Or just make him buy new barrels :)

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 10 years ago

Or give him a state job creating interesting road signs and such.

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Rock Soldier
Rock Soldier

Reply 10 years ago

I don't think that would be a good idea. Having a person who create that making street signs.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

Not much of a punishment, that, maybe a state job at minimum wage ? ;-)

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 10 years ago

Like I said before, he didnt destroy it, he made it better IMO.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 10 years ago

. Apparently, the only person who's opinion matters (the owner) doesn't agree.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 10 years ago

Yeah, i guess that would hurt...

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

Ah yes, he did actually cut up some of them didn't he.....hmmm Somehow I missed that.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 10 years ago

Which is lesser, larceny, or vandalism

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

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.

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 10 years ago

http://crowdcontrolstore.com/highdensitychannelizerdrum.aspx

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.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

Yeah, when I first commented, I hadn't thought about them being cut up to make this....

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arylic
arylic

10 years ago

Lol, that must be the best prank ever, But to bad the guy got caught.

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n8man
n8man

10 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.

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

Reply 10 years ago

ROFL!

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 10 years ago

agreed. people would see this more than ordinary cones.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

10 years ago

This should go on failblog as a win.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

10 years ago

lmao, this is hilarious, but larceny is too much. this was clearly a joke for fun.