Few people I know aren't somewhat frustrated with how government spends taxpayer money. We know there are certain things our local taxes are supposed to pay for: schools, roads, and hospitals might be among the first things to come to mind. For one Jackson, Mississippi man, the local government's failure to provide the most basic service, road repair, became so frustrating that he "repossessed" asphalt and went around filling in potholes. Then he made sure local residents knew it wasn't the Department of Transportation that finally made the repair. He spray painted the words "citizen fixed" in front of the repaired potholes.
The way "Chane" sees it, his taxpayer dollars already paid for the asphalt, so he sees nothing wrong with taking it back and putting it to its proper use. Dubbed the Pothole Robin Hood, he and a few friends have filled more than 100 potholes in Jackson.
The local government is not amused, perhaps more out of embarassment that their slow response to repair requests resulted in a handful of citizens taking matters (and asphalt) into their own hands.
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