Back Off Criminals, Toronto's Neighborhood Watch Is Intense

A Toronto local is jazzing up the "Neighborhood Watch" placards of the city. Andrew Lamb's affixing superheroes, action stars, and everything else under the sun to the signs. Who'd mess with the neighborhood protected by Buffy?

Lamb (not his real name) says that he was just inspired by the signs, telling CBC:

I walked by and thought those signs would be much better with a superhero up there. The first one was a splash page — a common thing in comic books, a bunch of superheros popping out at you. Then came Batman and Robin, RoboCop, Beverly Hills Cop, and then it snowballed.

Each image is unique to its neighborhood and is created by Lamb affixing a print-out to the existing sign. He does this in broad daylight, even though he's aware that it's technically vandalism. But, he points out, a kinder, gentler sort:

What I'm doing is technically illegal, but I don't feel it's ethically or morally wrong. So there might be a fine some day but I kind of feel like that's money well spent. I'm not that worried about it.

... I hope it's just spontaneous nostalgia and happiness, The kind of vandalism you can bring home to mom.

The signs are documented at Lamb's Instagram account and the sheer breadth of them is impressive. [via Comic Book Resources]

Back Off Criminals, Toronto's Neighborhood Watch Is Intense

Back Off Criminals, Toronto's Neighborhood Watch Is Intense

Back Off Criminals, Toronto's Neighborhood Watch Is Intense