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Seriously “Weird” Series: “Barrel Mosnter” Street Art Lands Artist In Jail

June 19, 2009
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Barrel Monster

This is what landed a 21-year-old college student in jail.  An awesome street sculpture of a monster made from those barrels you see around the construction sites along the highway and other places.

But it’s so damn cute.  I’d love to have one of these in my front yard at Halloween!  Now, there’s an idea…!

A North Carolina college student has become a media celebrity and an internet cause after creating a hitchhiking monster out of stolen orange and white traffic barrels.

Joseph Carnevale was arrested and charged with larceny and destruction of property after building the 10-foot “barrel monster.”

Police dismantled the monster, which was standing by the highway with thumb out.

But the 21-year-old history major soon had an online community behind him.

Pictures of the monster came to widespread attention in Raleigh, N.C., and at least three Facebook support groups have formed to support Carnevale, including “Don’t Charge Joseph Carnevale.”

Read the rest here!

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