Friday, August 22, 2008

Tennis Shoes on Powerlines

The Flint Journal [MI]
21 August 2008

Clio police make pair of drug busts; Tennis shoes hang nearby -- just like urban legend says

by Bryn Mickle
The Flint Journal

CLIO, Michigan -- Urban legend has it that sneakers hanging from powerlines are a secret way to advertise spots to buy drugs. There might be some truth to that in Clio.

Twice this month, city police busted suspected drug dealers within spitting distance of tennis shoes dangling from utility lines.

That has Clio police Chief Jim McLellan wondering if the shoes are just a coincidence. [...]