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Texas man hacks electronic road sign to read 'Drive Crazy Y'all'

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Daniel Uria
A Texas man managed to guess the username and password of an electronic road sign and changed the message to read Drive Crazy Y'all. Witnesses saw the man type the message and police later found him at a nearby gas station where he admitted to changing the sign because he found the message humorous.
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A Texas man managed to guess the username and password of an electronic road sign and changed the message to read "Drive Crazy Y'all." Witnesses saw the man type the message and police later found him at a nearby gas station where he admitted to changing the sign because he found the message humorous. Photo by B Calkins/Shutterstock.com

LEANDER, Texas, May 24 (UPI) -- A Texas man admitted to hacking a roadside electronic message board to display the message "Drive Crazy Y'all."

Police said that Geoffrey Eltgroth, 26, was able to guess the username and password of the sign and typed in the message before walking away.

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A witness saw Eltgroth type the message while walking his dog and police later found him at a Valero gas station where he admitted to changing the message because he thought it was humorous.

He was taken to Williamson County Jail on charges of criminal mischief for tampering with transportation communications equipment.

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