We Need A Pothole Robin Hood

With all of the rain we've had here in ETN we need this guy cause I'm not sure TDOT or the city and county can keep up with all of the potholes.

 

A man dubbed the "pothole Robin Hood" is under police investigation for taking asphalt from the city of Jackson, Miss., and filling in potholes on city streets.

 

Ron Chane admits that he takes the asphalt and repairs potholes, and then signs the filled-in holes with the message "citizen fixed,".

 

"It's sort of like Robin Hood. Once we saw that people were appreciating what we did, we went out again and made a goal of fixing 100 potholes. We've actually filled 101 potholes, so our mission has been completed," Chane said.

 

The Jackson Police Department is looking into how Chane got the asphalt and has not yet made a decision about pressing charges.

 

Chane says he is not committing a crime.

 

"We're not trying to be thieves, or steal from the city," Chane said. "We're just trying to put the asphalt to use."

 

The mayor's platform, who was elected mayor on July 1, included repairing and developing Jackson's streets in his platform, according to his campaign website.

 

Potholes are a disruptive and dangerous problem in Jackson.

 

Jackson has a pothole hotline residents can call to report damaged roads.

 

"The problem is that they don't respond immediately," Boozer said. "After you call, they put you on a waitlist. The city is too backed up with requests to fix potholes. This is definitely raising tensions."

 

"I was approached by the Mississippi Department of Transportation," Chane said. "They said that while they do not condone or endorse what we did, they were indeed on the understanding side. 

 

They said the asphalt is the people's asphalt."