Someone installed an electrical outlet on a Florida traffic light. ‘Are you kidding?’ Fort Walton Beach Police Department in Florida discovers someone installed electrical outlet on a traffic signal as a way to charge their cell phones.
Fort Walton Beach Police Department in Florida discovers someone installed electrical outlet on a traffic signal as a way to charge their cell phones. In a stunt that counts as ingenious and little bizarre, someone secretly installed an operational electrical outlet on a traffic signal in Florida. The device was found by Fort Walton Beach Officer Christopher Carter at the intersection of Perry Avenue and US-98, and closer inspection revealed it was not intended to switch the light from red to green.
Instead, it was being used as a makeshift charging station for phones and other electrical devices. Investigators realized this after finding a plug attached to a charging device of some kind. “Are you kidding me”? Fort Walton Beach police asked in June 2 Facebook post. “Someone out there decided the traffic light was not functioning to its full ability, and wanted to help it reach a new level of usefulness. While we really are in awe of the ingenuity here, we would like to send out a little reminder that damaging a traffic signal is a felony.”
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