Glory Hole Drive sign a target for thieves

Glory Hole Drive sign a target for thieves
Glory Hole Drive sign a target for thieves (Via CNN)

SACRAMENTO, CA (WFLA) – A street name that shares its name with a sexual meaning has become a target for thieves in one California community.

Up among the tall trees in the El Dorado County mountains, there is a hole in the ground where a street sign once stood. A hole on Glory Hole Drive.

Homeowners say the sign has become a repeated target for thieves – stolen at least five times already. Replacing it each time has become expensive.

“I think the juveniles or young people think, it’s a sexual connotation…so they’re going to take the sign, who knows where it went… some kids got it in his bedroom or college dorm room or I don’t know,” Steve Smith said.

The street is actually not named after the sexual connotation but rather for a former gold mine camp, according to KOVR. 

“We moved out from Alaska and our street name was smoke bowl….I don’t know who took the sign but they wanted it pretty bad…we had the smoke bowl sign in Alaska taken twice.”

With no street sign in this mountain community, inviting first-time guests can be trouble.

“It’s difficult, we live in this little strip right here there’s four driveways…so trying to get people to take the middle one, but not the paved one…”

For those looking for Glory Hole Drive in Camino, turn at the hole in the ground.


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