Crime Stoppers Sign Stolen

Sign swiped in Reno, Texas

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Ah, sweet irony.

    Someone snatched one of the tools set up in Reno, Texas, to help drive down crime.

    The purloined item, a Crime Stoppers sign, went missing earlier this month. A city staffer, according to the story in the Star-Telegram, noticed the vacancy — because you can’t notice a missing sign since it’s, you know, missing — during her drive home, and that just says there’s probably not a lot to do or see in Reno if someone memorizes the locations of all 20 Crime Stoppers signs in town.

    Authorities ask anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of the sign to call 817-599-5555 or 800-942-7867. There is a reward. Of course, those two phone numbers are printed on the sign so anyone with information on its whereabouts might already know the numbers to call.

    The sign measures 2 feet by 3 feet, and here’s betting some high school kid is admiring his newly adorned bedroom.

    I think the bigger question here, though, is, really, there’s a Reno, Texas? And not just one, but two (Lamar and Parker counties)?

    Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He never stole public property in his life. Or at least the stature of limitations expired.