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'Mad Nailer' Terrorizing Florida Town

Someone has been scattering nails on Highway 1 for months
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 16, 2018 5:29 PM CDT
'Mad Nailer' Terrorizing Florida Town
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(Newser) – They call him the "Mad Nailer," and he/she must be stopped. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports someone has been scattering nails in the intersections of Highway 1 in Oak Hill, Florida, for over half a year. Officials believe the nails are being left on the road on purpose. "If it was accidental, it wouldn't be at every dadgum turn through," mayor Doug Gibson tells WOFL. Gibson's wife got a flat from one of the nails.

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“The gravity of this situation can not be understated,” says city commissioner Bill Lindlau, who came up with the Mad Nailer moniker. "We need to stop this in its tracks." Resident David Lee says he's spent $4,000 fixing his tires after hitting the nails. "Imagine a school bus full of kids, a tire separating and blowing out and rolling over in the ditch," Lee says. "Apparently they don't care." (Now meet the Mad Pooper.)

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