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N.C. State student accused of creating a 'monster'

Posted June 12, 2009

— Raleigh police arrested a North Carolina State University student last week who was accused of creating a "monster" out of construction barrels and placing it on the side of the road.

Authorities charged Joseph Carnevale with larceny for taking materials from a construction site at a roundabout project to create the monster.


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  • Professor Jun 15, 2009

    Nice job young man. May we all see more of your art in the near future. :)

  • Professor Jun 15, 2009

    This is an interesting art. But do NC really know true are when they see it? This is not New York. lol

  • Professor Jun 15, 2009

    Too bad he's a criminal.

    He is not a criminal. I have seen worse.

  • stwatson Jun 15, 2009

    I love to see this kind of clever stuff! Charge him with the cost of the supplies and let him go. As a NCSU Student, this piece of art should take the place of those other twisted metal pieces of trash they have near pullen. Let him go and give him a "slap on the wrist". Spend your police hours on something more important like watching out for students cars that seem to be the main targets of thieves these days.

    Heard this story on the radio too this morning...the police found the picture, found a birthday, back tracked that through the entire NCSU student directory which pulled up 6 different students, THEN they went one by one to "pick" this kid. I wish they put that time into finding my friends car...

  • Professor Jun 15, 2009

    He should have to pay for the construction materials he stole and that should be the end of it. His art is interesting though and should be left for all of NC to see.

  • Professor Jun 15, 2009

    What did the young man do so wrong in comparison of murdering someone? Sometimes we humas make more our of mountain than a mole hill. lol

  • Professor Jun 15, 2009

    I had rather seen the news about the Greensboro church in turmoil. Oh, well.

  • SomeRandomGuy Jun 15, 2009

    The interviewed this guy on the radio this morning. The barrels do NOT belong to the DOT they belong to a private company (Hamlett). Hamlett did NOT want to press charges, they just want restitution in the amount of $360 for THREE barrels.
    The police wanted to seize this guys PC and send it for forensic examination, not THAT would be a waste!

  • rushbot Jun 15, 2009

    Maybe we can get the Monster Garage dude to come in and work with this kid. They can make a big display for the state fair.

  • rushbot Jun 15, 2009

    1. This is way better than the $50k time + light tower.
    2. And I agree, the state should duplicate the design to place at work sites (sentence him to make a couple of other designs).