About 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nevada highway patrol began receiving reports of a shocking billboard with the words "DYING FOR WORK" and what appeared to be a man hanging by a noose along Interstate 15.
Police soon established that the figure in the suit was a dummy, but it remains unclear if a company paid for the stunt, or whether it is an act of vandalism.
Fox affiliate KVVU has the unusual video:
A woman at Lamar Advertising Co., which owns the billboard, told the Associated Press that the sign was not authorized and is being removed but declined to provide her name.
KVVU added that later in the morning another billboard with a similar set-up was reported.
Though both have men in suits hanging from nooses, while the first said "Dying for Work," the second reportedly read, "Hope You're Happy Wall St."
Fox News soon picked up the story as a Fox News alert-- here is their take on the matter, via Mediaite: