Stolen Highway Signs Found In Empty Shreveport Apartment

Police have found signs of theft in an empty Shreveport apartment.

They're literally signs, believed to have been stolen from roads and highways throughout the city.

A maintenance crew cleaning out a vacant unit at the Orleans Square Apartments found about a dozen of the road markers Friday morning.

The complex called police, who then called in the city's traffic department.

"They were all state signs. They weren't any of the city. They were all (the) state's, like I-49, 3132 and stuff like that. But we go ahead and pick them up anyway and we'll take them to the state," said Shreveport Traffic Engineer Bob Wilkinson.

City workers say they see this quite often, people using stolen signs to decorate their homes.

But they say it's actually a crime that costs taxpayers money.