Man wearing TV on head leaves old television sets on porches of Va. homes

Residents woke up Sunday morning to find more than 50 old tube televisions sitting in front of their homes


By Cliff Pinckard
Advance Ohio Media, Cleveland

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — Mysterious figures are channeling the spirit of old technology in Virginia.

Residents woke up Sunday morning to find more than 50 old tube televisions sitting in front of their homes.

How did they get there? People wearing the shell of an old TV on their heads are seen on security videos carrying the sets and gently placing them on the porches.

It’s the second time it’s happened, according to WTVR. It occurred last summer in a different neighborhood in Henrico County.

Residents are speculating on why it’s happening, but they’re taking it in stride.

“It’s sort of funny... He wants to be known as the TV Santa Claus, I don’t know,” Jim Brooksbank tells WTVR after he found a 13-inch TV in front of his house. “I can’t think of any technology or political point that would be valid here. It’s just a senseless prank.”

Henrico police say more than one person is involved in the prank. Police and officials with the solid waste department removed the TVs from the neighborhood.

“It’s summer, and people are getting ready to go back to school,” Brooksbank tells WTVR. “Maybe TV man was just ready to strike and put a little humor in our lives.”

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