The message obviously referenced 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, who was shot and killed by 28-year-old George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch member in Sanford, Florida in late February.
"Not too many people saw it but it was long enough to make people very upset. We're just hoping they're [authorities] able to gather evidence, determine who it is and take appropriate action." Morosi added that the state police were investigating the incident and had the sign in their possession.
Hacking into these types of road signs is not uncommon, but the hackers are usually snarky in their messaging, as we noted. Morosi said, "When you take it to this level now you've raised the bar in terms of how appalled we all were."
One thing that most people don't think about, but that is definitely true: these sorts of sign changes distract drivers, and are not just a nuisance, but a traffic hazard, as well.
In this case, it was also a blatant sign that racism is still alive and well in America.