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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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M4industries

9 years ago

 Yet another innocent person accused of art.

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katmckee

9 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

9 years ago

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

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Kryptoniteaeromancy

Reply 9 years ago

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

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bloggpal

9 years ago

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

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Sunny124613

9 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

9 years ago

lol thats a nice sculpture not a monster

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Rock Soldier

9 years ago

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

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Goodhart

9 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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Goodhartkillerjackalope

Reply 9 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 RadioGoodhart

Reply 9 years ago

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

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GoodhartDJ Radio

Reply 9 years ago

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

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DJ RadioGoodhart

Reply 9 years ago

He didnt destroy it, he made it better imo

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GoodhartDJ Radio

Reply 9 years ago

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

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Rock SoldierGoodhart

Reply 9 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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GoodhartRock Soldier

Reply 9 years ago

Or maybe they were just thinking:

Kids !

shaking their heads
;-)

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Tool Using AnimalDJ Radio

Reply 9 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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NachoMahmaTool Using Animal

Reply 9 years ago

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

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GoodhartNachoMahma

Reply 9 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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DerinGoodhart

Reply 9 years ago

Or just make him buy new barrels :)

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skunkbaitDerin

Reply 9 years ago

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

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Rock Soldierskunkbait

Reply 9 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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Goodhartskunkbait

Reply 9 years ago

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

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DJ RadioNachoMahma

Reply 9 years ago

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

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NachoMahmaDJ Radio

Reply 9 years ago

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

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GoodhartNachoMahma

Reply 9 years ago

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

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GoodhartDJ Radio

Reply 9 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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GoodhartWeissensteinburg

Reply 9 years ago

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

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arylic

9 years ago

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

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n8man

9 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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DJ Radion8man

Reply 9 years ago

agreed. people would see this more than ordinary cones.

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DJ Radio

9 years ago

This should go on failblog as a win.

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DJ Radio

9 years ago

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