YORKTOWN, N.Y. - When people have issues with their roads, they usually call or email the town. They may even post their frustrations to social media.

One resident apparently took a different tactic.

A 76-year-old resident, charged last week with making graffiti, is accused of marking up areas of the roadway he deemed problematic, said Dave Paganelli, the town's highway superintendent.

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A police officer arrived on Curry Street shortly before 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, and reportedly caught the man in the act of spraypainting the road with yellow* paint, according to the Yorktown Police Department.

The man was charged with possession of graffiti instruments, a Class B misdemeanor, and making graffiti, a Class A misdemeanor. He was released without bail.

He is due back in Yorktown Justice Court at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3.

*The color of the paint was initially incorrect. We regret the error.