The vandal who damaged construction equipment on a St. Louis bridge project earlier this week had what he or she apparently thought was a justifiable reason. A note found at the scene declared: “7 a.m. is too early. Please respect our neighborhood.”
St. Louis city ordinance sets 7 a.m. as the earliest allowable time for construction noise to begin, the Post-Dispatch reported. For most people who work regular day hours, that would be a reasonable standard. For those who disagree, the solution isn’t to sabotage equipment but to work to change the law.
Of course, that might require more energy than this particular vandal cared to muster.
If and when police find out who this late-sleeping-in criminal is, they should make sure to show up with the arrest warrant before dawn.