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.
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.