Mark of the beast or just a cool road sign?
Is the Garden State Parkway the highway to hell? Or is the New Jersey Turnpike the road to damnation? Someone keeps stealing the metal signs at mile marker 66.6 along the heavily traveled toll roads, and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority is having a devil of a time keeping up with the thefts.
It’s been happening all over the country, particularly on roads with names like Route 666. Officials aren’t sure if the thefts are being committed by religious zealots upset about the number’s association in the Bible with the devil, by Satanic scavenger hunters, or by college students who think a ‘666’ sign would look cool in their dorm room.
Joe Orlando, a spokesman for the Authority, said officials have no idea who is taking the signs.
“Maybe it’s just some kids with a Devil-may-care attitude,” Orlando said.
It must be da DEBIL doing dat!