Grandfather worries about speeders now that little green man's gone
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Jacob wall Staff Writer
A little green man has gone missing in Etowah, but don't expect black helicopters and guys in suits and dark sunglasses to start canvassing the area.
This little green man was purchased by Doug Bishop to place outside Pam's Hair Designs on County Road 502 in the interest of keeping his three grandchildren safe. More than just a quirky lawn ornament, the green figure boasted a red flag and issued a simple command: Slow Down.
Bishop was concerned about his grandchildren playing in the yard because people would speed by the business. He said the little green man worked better than anything else he had tried to get people to drive more cautiously through the area.
But two weeks ago the little green man was pilfered from his post, and left Bishop wondering why anybody would take it.
The bright fluorescent green makes the figure stand out and the local area isn't exactly brimming with people with penchants to decorate their yards with green plastic statues, meaning it's unlikely to pop back up outside of someone's house.
"It's getting bad out there when people have to steal things like this," he said. "I just got it to protect my grandbabies."
If you happen to spot the missing green man or know any information about its disappearance you can contact Mr. Bishop at 263-0776.