GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The hairstyle is short on the top and long in the back, and in Green Bay the mullet has it’s very own street signs – at least when the signs haven’t been stolen. Mullet Place may not be named for the kind of hair design that became popular a few decades ago, but fans apparently like to grab the signs anyway because they disappear several times a year.
“We’ve gone through a lot of Mullet Place signs,” said Chris Pirlot of the city Public Works Department. “My only guess is that people are still in love with the ’70s and ’80s when the mullet haircut was prominent. I don’t know.”
At times, every sign on the two-block street has been gone, frustrating some residents.
“When you tell somebody directions how to get to your place, you’ve got to tell them it’s the third road on the left, because there’s no sign to tell them how to get to Mullet Place,” said Richard Fleischfresser.
The city has attempted to stop the thievery by mounting the signs beyond anyone’s reach, about 20 feet from the ground.
Pirlot said it costs $100 each to replace the signs.
Stealing one can cost a lot more. Police say anyone caught taking a street sign can be fined $361 for theft plus $676 for criminal damage to property.