SEXY STREET SIGN THEFTS PLAGUE AUSTRIAN TOWN (EDITORS: NOTE
SEXY STREET SIGN THEFTS PLAGUE AUSTRIAN TOWN (EDITORS: NOTE CONTENT)
FUCKING, Austria (Wireless Flash) -- Tourists are driving a tiny Austrian village nuts by stealing the sign that marks the entry into the village. The problem is the village's name: Fucking (pronounced "fooking"). English-speaking tourists see it as a naughty word, but Austrians know the name comes from a man named "Focko," who founded the village sometime in the 6th century. The mayor of Fucking says tourists frequently steal the town sign -- including seven thefts in the last few months. According to Mayor Siegfried Hoeppel, replacing each Fucking sign costs about several hundred dollars, which is a lot of cash for a village the size of Fucking. The mayor says he hopes to deter further thefts by pouring more concrete around the signpost and by using bigger screws.