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City not amused by "No Mugging" signs in Providence

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Dee DeQuattro

ddequattro@abc6.com

On some streets in Rhode Island's capital city there is no parking and now according to new signs that sprung up throughout the city there will be "No Mugging" either.

Signs that have been placed around Kennedy Plaza warn passersby that there will be "No Mugging from here to corner," "No Mugging on This Side of the Street," or "Mug Free Zone."

The city of Providence had no idea how the signs got there or who put them there but it was clear they did not think it was a funny joke. The signs surfaced on Monday and by Tuesday at noon the city was already working to have them removed.

The signs are expected to be completely removed by dusk on Tuesday.

Some speculated that the signs were an art project commenting on "urban living," others were spooked thinking that it meant there was an alarming amount of crime in the city.

Police say there is no reason for people to be concerned in the past year there has only be six aggravated assaults or robberies in District 1 in Providence.

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