Drug dealer nearby? Gang turf? Or just 'fruit loops'?

Shoe flinging is popular in Newtown.
Shoe flinging is popular in Newtown.

A NEWTOWN resident has hit out at the actions of people who are taking to throwing pairs of boots over power lines in the suburb.

David Fredericks says they are wasting Ergon Energy's time and resources.

The practice is known as shoe flinging or "shoefiti".

It involves throwing shoes whose shoelaces have been tied together so that they hang from overhead wires such as power lines or telephone cables.

Shoes hanging from power lines suggests:

  • Drug dealer nearby
  • Time-honored tradition on the last day of school.
  • A reminder/warning of a nearby murder.
  • Designated gang turf

What's with all the shoe flinging going on in Newtown?

This poll ended on 30 September 2013.

Current Results

Drug dealer nearby

24%

School kids

12%

Nearby murder

0%

Gang turf

3%

Fruit loops with nothing better to do

57%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.



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