What is it that keeps potheads stealing the mile marker on Colorado’s I-70? Me? I think it’s all of the ‘below’!
- Indicative of a lack of respect?
- Show offs
- A psychological need to be seen as “COOL”?
- A “stunting of “Maturing”?
It’s no surprise that mile marker 420 on I-70 through Colorado keeps getting stolen. What else would look better on the wall of a pothead’s bedroom … it’s not likely mom would know what it’s referring to anyway, … and if she does, she’s probably no more aware of the dangers pot use entails!
The marker — which you see above (via Google Street View) — has actually now been replaced by mile marker 419.99 in the hopes that high 22-year-olds will stick to posters of Bob Marley or whatever.
A spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Transportation calls it “an innovative way for us to keep the sign there.” With what it costs, … if I were in charge, … I’d have concealed a game camera to capture a license number, levied a massive fine – making an example of them before I changed it! Then again, … Coloradoans seem to be of a different mindset.
Naturally, though, it’s not the only mile marker Colorado has had to alter recently. At the summit of Cameron Pass just west of Fort Collins, motorists will find themselves driving past mile marker 68.5