Three separate digital road signs along a Texas highway were tampered with Monday evening. The sign that stood out the most delivered a vaguely political message to drivers:
I'm not sure this is what @TxDOT meant for this road sign to say... #Dallas @NBCDFW https://t.co/4iPldtM9gJ— Tim Ciesco (@Tim Ciesco)1464679712.0
“Donald Trump is a shape shifting lizard!!” the sign read, which was captured on video and posted to Twitter by KXAS-TV’s Tim Ciesco early Tuesday morning.
That same street sign read "Party Hardy Yall!" over the weekend, Ciesco later tweeted.
That same street sign read "Party Hardy Yall!" over the weekend. We're working on reaching out to TxDOT to get more info. #Dallas— Tim Ciesco (@Tim Ciesco)1464682619.0
A nearby sign on I-30 was hacked to read, “Bernie for president,” KXAS’s Ben Russel tweeted at around 3 a.m. Tuesday.
1 of 2 political messages displayed on hacked @TXDOT signs in west Dallas this AM. @TimCiescoNBC5 tweeted the other https://t.co/PcDk9jGCyD— Ben Russell (@Ben Russell)1464688975.0
The third sign, also on I-30, told commuters, “Work is cancelled. Go back home.”
And we have a third hacked sign - though I think this one is a little less divisive politically. #Dallas @nbcdfw https://t.co/TUp1Vj2M1G— Tim Ciesco (@Tim Ciesco)1464690614.0
Texas officials told KXAS that “they thought the signs were turned off and locked before the holiday weekend,” but apparently that was not the case. The station reported that state workers began turning the signs off Tuesday shortly before 6 a.m.
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