October 1, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A shocking billboard in Las Vegas is coming down because it includes a mannequin dangling from a hangman's noose.
Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Jeremie Elliott says 911 calls started coming in about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday from drivers worried the dummy along Interstate 15 near Bonanza Road was a real person.
The black billboard features the words "Dying for Work" in white lettering, with a dark-suited mannequin hanging below the right side.
Elliott calls the sign a publicity stunt done in bad taste. He says it's not clear who's responsible.
Elliott says authorities are focused on pulling it down so it doesn't distract drivers.