ORFE Professor John Mulvey, who has been at Princeton since 1978, got a little too involved in the local community. You know those lawn signs proprietors put outside your house after doing work there? Mulvey’s allegedly been stealing them — 21 of them, valued at $471 total.
Mulvey told NJ.com it’s a misunderstanding: he wasn’t stealing the signs, he was just “pick[ing] up debris in the roadway.” Ted Horodynsky, owner of Princeton Computer Repairs, Tutoring and Digital Services, tells a different story: Mulvey picked the signs out of the lawns, specifically targeting Horodynsky’s signs. Why? They apparently got into a “traffic incident.”
Horodynsky was so convinced of Mulvey’s revenge tactics that he set up cameras and did, in fact, catch Mulvey in the act — not cleaning up discarded signs, but straight-up plucking them out of lawns and taking them away. There was an arrest and, don’t worry, the signs have been recovered. We’ve reached out to Mulvey for comment.
[Image via NJ.com]