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Talk about crimes of fashion—last Wednesday, somebody stole Carrera's billboards in Los Angeles. Yes, billboards.
"Two vinyl wraps of the new Carrera billboards on Melrose in Los Angeles—two boards facing two different directions—were taken overnight," a Carrera rep tells Racked, "and they weigh a ton. It would have to have been a few people to get this accomplished."
According to the ad agency, the two stolen billboards measure 8' x 20' each and were situated about 1.5 stories above ground, secured to the stand with grommets and rods. While it's not uncommon for billboards to be graffitied, free and clear theft like this is rare—the agency estimates it would've taken at least three or four people to remove and climb down with the 100+ pound boards.
The ad agency is planning on replacing the billboards in the next couple of days—but, in the meantime, if you have friends who've suddenly, somehow, gotten some major Carrera signage adorning the walls in their homes, let us know.
· Carrera [Official Site]