Flagstaff Residents Warned Of Rogue Panda

A lit up construction sign in Flagstaff, Ariz., was supposed to inform drivers not to turn left at an intersection. Instead, commuters were warned: "Rogue Panda On Rampage." The altered sign appears to be the work of pranksters.

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An electronic sign on a busy street in Flagstaff, Arizona was supposed to inform drivers not to turn left at the intersection. This week, commuters were warned of something rather different: rogue panda on rampage. The Arizona Daily Sun reports the police response to the prank: We want to assure all citizens of Flagstaff there is no problem with rogue pandas, though police added: Please call us should you spot a rogue panda.


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