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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.



 Yet another innocent person accused of art.

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.

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

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

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

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 thats a nice sculpture not a monster

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

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...

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

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.

Or just make him buy new barrels :)

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.

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

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.

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


8 years ago

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


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.

agreed. people would see this more than ordinary cones.

This should go on failblog as a win.

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