Road sign warns of dinosaurs ahead

Feb. 2, 2009 at 4:05 PM

CARMEL, Ind., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- An electronic road sign in Indiana was apparently hacked Monday morning by pranksters who used the sign to warn of "raptors" in the road.

Motorists said Monday that a sign at a construction zone on Keystone Avenue in Carmel read: "Raptors Ahead Caution," WRTV, Indianapolis, reported Monday.

"It's kind of crazy. I'm totally confused," one motorist said. "I'm kind of expecting ... dinosaurs to run down the road, or something."

Nancy Heck, a spokeswoman for the city of Carmel, said the sign is owned by contractor Highway Technologies, which operates the programmable signs in the construction area.

The apparent prank comes after a road sign near the University of Texas was similarly hacked with the messages "Caution! Zombies Ahead!" and "Nazi Zombies! Run!!!"

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