City crew misspells 'STOP' on roadway in Oakland

'SOTP' painted on the roadway at MLK and Arlington Avenue in Oakland, California.

April 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM PDT
A city crew made a little mistake while painting a road in Oakland.

The letters "SOTP," painted on the roadway at the intersection of MLK and Arlington Avenue, was pointed out on Twitter by Oakland resident Ian Gordon.

Oakland Police Lt. Chris Bolton responded on Twitter, admitting that it's a "picture classic."

By Sunday, someone had added a proofreader's notation in red chalk that the "O" and the "T" should be transposed.

Bolton says it can be fixed if it's reported to seeclickfix.com, a website where citizens can report problems in the neighborhoods and see them get fixed.


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