City of Moore Replaces Thousands of Dollars’ Worth of Damaged Stop Signs

Wednesday, November 24th 2021, 10:23 pm
By: Feliz Romero

MOORE, Oklahoma -

A joy ride left the city of Moore puzzled after 21 street signs were damaged and needed to be replaced.

Fresh tire marks remain near the sidewalk on Norman Avenue in Moore. Police said the driver, caught on a house security camera, plowed through traffic signs in multiple residential areas early Monday morning.

“This is the first time that I have seen it in at least in the last 12 years here. This is kind of just an odd and peculiar incident,” said Lt. Kyle Johnson with the Moore Police Department.

“Not in 24 years… I haven’t seen anything like this,” said Sammy Flatt, the City of Moore Street Department Supervisor.

Two days later, the Street Department is still working on putting up temporary stop signs.

“It was primarily in our residential areas where our children play temporarily there were no stop signs and it just created a sense of danger that we didn’t need to have in our community,” said Johnson.

“We were puzzled why there were this many at first we thought it was three or four but as we went on it just kept growing and growing and now it’s up to 21,” said Flatt.

The Moore Police Department told News 9 each one of these signs’ costs at least $200 and at 21 signs now damaged it’s costing the city thousands of dollars to repair.

While police don’t have a suspect identified they say the joke went too far.

“They just made some dumb decisions thinking that this was funny, it’s not, it is dangerous to our citizens,” said Johnson.

Investigators are putting the pieces together after debris and vehicle parts were left at one of the scenes.

“We have reason to believe that the vehicle that was involved was a Toyota pickup, we believe a Toyota tundra. At this time, we don’t know the color or anything like that,” said Johnson.

If you can identify the vehicle, call Moore Police.