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Michigan billboard plays porno; police hunt for pranksters

Authorities say the prank brings a possible penalty of up to 90 days in jail.

Police in Auburn Hills, Michigan, are searching for two suspects who allegedly caused a digital billboard on I-75 to play a porn video.

Social media videos show the uncensored fellatio scene playing on both the north- and south-facing billboard displays. Police believe the smut was rolling for up to 20 minutes until they contacted the billboard's owner to shut it down.
Surveillance photos captured the suspects entering the control room before the billboard switched from its standard tasteful advertisements. Police are now asking for the public's help hunting down the bespectacled pranksters, both of whom shrouded most of their face with a hood.
The duo face charges of "promoting pornography and/or promoting pornography for minors," which carries a possible penalty of 90 days in jail and a $500 fine. They could also be hit with burglary charges for forcing entry into the building, which is a felony offense.
In many jurisdictions a 'promoting pornography' charge is only handed out if there is a profit motive, though the Auburn Hills local ordinance appears to be more broadly worded. It is also unclear why police are pursuing burglary charges versus lesser breaking-and-entering violations, as Michigan's burglary statute is reserved for suspects with an "intent to commit a felony or larceny therein."
In any case, Auburn Hills police want to hear from "anyone who may have witnessed" the porno being displayed.

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