Dad, you called it: A North Carolina St…

Dad, you called it:

A North Carolina State University student who created a “monster” out of construction barrels and placed it on the side of a road was sentenced Tuesday to 50 hours of community service.

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Even Hamlin Associates, the construction company from which Carnevale took the barrels, has become a fan and has asked him to create a replica of the figure that led to his arrest on June 10. “It’s been positive publicity for us,” Hamlin President Steve Hussey told The Associated Press in June. “If we’d known he’d do that good of work, we’d have given him the barrels.”

Authorities pursued the case, despite the construction company’s desire not to press charges.

Was that really necessary?