Wanksy Copycat Draws Male Genitalia On Pothole To Get It Fixed, Gets Fined

Covered pothole in Florida after man drew a penis on it 1 photo
Photo: Florida Sun Post
In the realm of graffiti, one of the leading artists of the moment is called Banksy. It is claimed that nobody knows who he is, but this article is not about him.
Earlier this year, we wrote about “Wanksy,” a man from Manchester that got tired of driving through potholes. Since authorities are quick at covering up obscene graffiti, but not so fast when it comes to fixing potholes, the “artist” decided to continue his illegal campaign against road imperfections.

Eventually, the culprit in Manchester was apprehended, but that did not stop the “movement” that was generated after his capture. Instead, more and more youngsters have begun drawing obscene things over potholes to make authorities fix the road as soon as possible. It usually works, but it can result in a penalty and even a criminal record for those that get involved with this kind of work.

The movement that inspired individuals to draw male genitalia over potholes has apparently taken its time to go across the Atlantic. A 27-year old guy from Florida’s Miami-Dade County performed such an act on the street called Kendall Drive.

The inspirational action from across the pond was supposed to get authorities to fix the seemingly massive hole in the asphalt. Instead, he was spotted by a patrol car, which drove up behind him and took him to the precinct.

The “artist” that goes by the name of Cliff Pryor has stated that he does not feel like he has done anything wrong, The Florida Sun Post reports.

Instead, Mr. Pryor believes that his actions are part of a “civic duty,” and that authorities should fix potholes as soon as possible. While we do not condone graffiti, we appreciate street art when it is done tastefully.

In the case of these scribbles, as well as “tags,” we feel that the self-proclaimed artists should pay to get them removed.

Meanwhile, potholes can be reported to the city council. You can always take the time to write to authorities or even file a complaint. They are condoned by law to reply in most countries, and the pothole should get fixed afterward. Social media is also a good alternative, by the way, as long as you make it “viral.” Good luck with that.
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About the author: Sebastian Toma
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Sebastian's love for cars began at a young age. Little did he know that a career would emerge from this passion (and that it would not, sadly, involve being a professional racecar driver). In over fourteen years, he got behind the wheel of several hundred vehicles and in the offices of the most important car publications in his homeland.
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