Fake street signs warn Minnesota residents of 'easily startled' police

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Credit: Zoran Milich

Credit: Zoran Milich

At least two fake street signs have popped up in Minneapolis warning residents to beware of “easily startled” police.

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The signs show an illustration of a police officer firing two guns in different directions.

Photos of the signs began circulating on social media over the weekend, one week after Justine Damond, an unarmed woman, was shot and killed by Minneapolis police after she called 911 to report a suspected crime in her neighborhood.

Just a couple of weeks before that, a Minneapolis police officer shot two dogs in their own backyard, seriously injuring the family pets, which are also doctor-prescribed emotional support animals.

Last year, Philando Castile, a black motorist and elementary school cafeteria manager, was killed in the city by a police officer during a routine traffic stop while Castile's girlfriend and her 4-year-old daughter watched.

"There's a side of truth to the sign," one Minnesota resident said, according to the Star Tribune. "That tells you there is something wrong with the system."

"I think it's great that it's getting attention," another resident told the Tribune.

See more at the Star Tribune.