By on October 1, 2019

Distracted driving is one the greatest scourges of our time, rivalling drunk driving as the roadgoing activity most likely to end in tragedy. Cell phones calls, texting, and cumbersome infotainment systems all contribute to a populace overwhelmed with distractions.

In light of this, the last thing any speeding driver needs is a massive roadside screen displaying a porno flick. 

Police in Auburn Hills, Michigan have released surveillance video of two young men suspected in Saturday night’s impromptu roadside movie night. At 10:49 p.m., the Detroit Free Press reports, two individuals broke into the shed housing the controls for an electronic billboard placed along the I-75, near the M-59 interchange.

The two individuals, looking pasty and wearing glasses, may have used skills honed during hours-long basement video game marathons to switch the billboard feed from the existing ads to an X-rated movie. The sudden changeover from yawn-inducing commercial to writhing bodies didn’t result in any accidents, thankfully, but that doesn’t mean the boys are off the hook for their 15- to 20-minute cinema project.

According to the cops, promoting smut in the manner in which they did carries a possible sentence of 90 days in jail, as well as a $500 fine. Then there’s the felony burglary charge.

“You don’t see that everyday,” one amused driver told WXYZ Detroit after passing the billboard Saturday night. “You could kind of see people started to brake a lot behind me, cause I think they were doing the same thing, like a double take.”

Anyone with information as to the suspects’ identity are encouraged to call 248-364-9460. Now, If only Auburn Hills PD could do something about the message that inadvertently pops up on my Cruze’s infotainment screen, informing me that taking my eyes off the road can lead to an accident. I have to take my eyes off the road to click the “OK” button.

[Image: Ford]

Get the latest TTAC e-Newsletter!

Recommended

18 Comments on “Cops Hot on the Trail of Interstate Smut Merchants...”



Back to TopLeave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Recent Comments

  • sgeffe: Is the I-75 rebuild in Oakland County as much of a PITA as I suspect it would be? At least they moved the...
  • ajla: Residual Aveo stink, carpocalypse, and a 2016 refresh that took it from cool-looking to a car for the poors all...
  • ajla: Agree with you on FCA quality but not doing major overhauls of vehicles in no-growth or contracting segments is...
  • -Nate: Some years back my brother and I took a road trip to New Mexico from L.A. in his then pristine 1981 Mercedes...
  • PM300: Not me but my father in-law has a horse farm and a 2006 F-150 SC 4×4 with the 5.4L engine as his hauling...

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Staff

  • Contributors

  • Timothy Cain, Canada
  • Matthew Guy, Canada
  • Ronnie Schreiber, United States
  • Bozi Tatarevic, United States
  • Chris Tonn, United States
  • Corey Lewis, United States
  • Mark Baruth, United States
  • Moderators

  • Adam Tonge, United States
  • Corey Lewis, United States