With the amount of road construction always happening in Illinois, I'm not surprised tons of people steal these after a wild night out.

Think about a time in your life where you had a great night out with friends, had a few drinks, and woke up the next morning wondering how you even got home.

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Even better, you look around your room, see a giant street sign sitting across the room, and wonder how it ended up there.

Well, you'll be surprised to know more people in Illinois steal one certain item more than anything else when their night out with friends take a wild turn.



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I'm not totally sure why this is a thing, but after reading multiple people say they've stolen orange traffic cones with friends I got to wondering why that is lol.

To be fair, there are so many traffic cones for all the construction happening in this damn state that one or two going missing won't really make a difference.

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But, if everyone is doing it... then that's probably a problem at some point haha.


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I've never brought anything home after a crazy night out, not even a person... I'm more of a "get home and hit the sack" type of gal, but some live on the edge and steal more than just traffic cones.

Here's what others said they've brought home:

  • A cat
  • Cement bird bath
  • Their ex-husband
  • Salt and pepper shakers
  • pool balls in their bra
  • Someone else's shoes
  • Stripper's underwear
  • A speaker attached to an outdoor theater

and the craziest one....

  • A 50 ft long Taco Bell banner from their parking lot 

Do you have any wild stories like these?  I need to hear them!

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My mom once told me that "people will steal anything that's not nailed down." Times certainly have changed since then. The thieves now have nail removers.

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