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Wellesley Police Would Like You To Stop Stealing The Town’s Old Town Road Signs

Wellesley Police Would Like You To Stop Stealing The Town’s Old Town Road Signs

A small town in MA with their very own Old Town Road are less than impressed because Lil Nas X fans keep pinching the street sign.

"The behavior is likely the work of individuals playing pranks, but it costs the town a lot of time and money to locate, repair-and where the signs and posts are damaged-replace, and reinstall the signs", Wellesley's communication and project manager Stephanie Hawkinson said.

"The behavior is likely the work of individuals playing pranks, but it costs the town a lot of time and money to locate, fix - and where the signs and posts are damaged - replace, and reinstall the signs", says Stephanie Hawkinson, Wellesley's communications and project manager.

Lil Nas X's hit track "Old Town Road" has reached ridiculous levels of success since it's release in December a year ago, but not everyone is thrilled about it.

The real world also appears to be feeling the effects of the longest running U.S. number one of all time, though, especially towns that happen to have an Old Town Road in them.

The missing signs have not only affected the town financially but also have created a plethora of safety hazards.

For now, Wellesley, is waiting for the song's popularity to cool down before replacing the signs again.

"First responders often rely on the street signs in emergencies and missing signs could delay response times, the statement reads".

In a lengthy post celebrated the news, Lil Nas X, 20, acknowledged how he was a "struggling artist" less than a year ago but due to the hard work and perseverance he put into the track, his life has now drastically changed for the better. In the District of Sicamous, British Columbia, fans have been stopping to take photos of the local Old Town Road. And instead of taking their horses to it, people have been taking the street signs themselves.