Potholes, also known as the bane of every motorist's existence, are a huge problem in many cities. One resident in Jackson, Mississippi got fed up with the constant bumps and craters in his city's roads, and took matters into his own hands.

The self-proclaimed Pothole Patchman, the secret identity of one Ron Chane, appropriated city asphalt to repair 100 of the city's potholes over the course of five evenings.

Naturally, the government isn't pleased with this, but only because Chane took the city's asphalt without "going through the proper legal channels," Mayor Chokwe Lumumba said in a press release. As Chane sees it, he's putting the asphalt "back where it belongs."

Asked by The Clarion-Ledger about the Pothole Patchman, many residents saluted an average citizen taking municipal matters into his own hands. After each repair, Chane tagged the potholes as "Citizen Fixed." But because he's taking city resources without permission, the Patchman recognizes the trouble he could be in saying, "Some people say I could be arrested." Here's hoping cooler heads prevail... Scroll down to see the news report.


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      S.
      • 1 Year Ago
      The city gov't is pissed because this one guy made them all look like incompetents who can't fill a hole efficiently, and they hate being proven as fools.
      Indubitably
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think the local government is more pissed at the fact that he fixed 100 pot holes in just 5 days BY HIMSELF. This would have probably taken the local government 8 workers and 3 weeks to fix.
        Myfierro
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Indubitably
        Plus, $784,350 (workers labor and materials not included).
      Jewel
      • 1 Year Ago
      Forget jail time, give the man a job!!
      topaz59
      • 1 Year Ago
      He should go to Washington. That's where the biggest holes are.
      Beth DelVecchio
      • 1 Year Ago
      As far as I'm concerned those materials belong to the tax paying public. We pay for that stuff through our taxes and then they don't give it to us. The are the thieves.
      dolphin42966
      • 1 Year Ago
      What the Mayor/government should be doing is saying thank you and issuing him a check for his time.....BUT, you know that'll never happen.
        donahuepapad123
        • 1 Year Ago
        @dolphin42966
        i can see it now ? ADOPT A POTHOLE , the wheels are turning , the week after you adopt one , you will start getting notices in the mail to fix it ? or get fined , lol .
        MICHELE MY BELLE
        • 1 Year Ago
        @dolphin42966
        I guess the mayor/government have nothing else to do but some bulls*** like trying to make a federal offense out of someone taking the materials from city to fix something the stupid city should have fixed. It makes me so ill that when there is a job they send 10 people for 2 people job. The rest just wander around lost with nothing to do. We have to pay them to stand around. Now the smart thing to do would send out smaller teams . It would get more work done for the same amount of money and time spent. But that makes too much sense. I would be embarrased if I was that mayor, it just proves he is not doing his job very well.
      Agilis
      • 1 Year Ago
      I like how we hear commercials on radio, or watch them on TV, about citizens helping out 1 another by walking the elderly across the street, doing something helpful for their neighbors, etc. YET, when this type of patriotism or citizenship is shown, this unfairness happens. The hypocrisy in our government is unreal.
      krf1942
      • 1 Year Ago
      Good job Ron, doing what others, who are paid to do, didn't.
      Mark Forister
      • 1 Year Ago
      If the city offcials did their job, there would be no issue, would there?
      • 1 Year Ago
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      Teleny411
      • 1 Year Ago
      He deserves a medal.
      doowaka
      • 1 Year Ago
      and where the hell were the people who are paid to do this job? this guy should get a medal and the city should be embarrassed.
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