zombie alertDrivers in Austin, Texas found themselves doing a double take this week when they saw road signs warning of zombies in the area.

The signs were hacked into to say things like “The end is near!!!!!!!!!” “Caution! Zombies ahead!!!” and “Run for cold climates!”

Tampering with the signs is a Class C misdemeanor punishable by up to a $500 fine, but the sign owner (and zombie holocaust denier) Wayne Haggard told local KVUE-TV, “It’s Austin. We have a sense of humor. Let it go.”

Well I say throw the book at ’em. This is a classic case of the boy who cried zombie, and when there is a zombie attack (and there will be) no one is gonna take it seriously.