Delaware state returns stolen basketball hoops, smashed up (Delaware Online)
Sunday April 3rd, 2011
Once he could see the pole and hoop up close, he was dismayed. Its backboard, which McCafferty said was new, had bent and shattered when DelDOT crews tossed it into a dump truck. It also lost a 2-foot piece of steel bracing, which he asked DelDOT to find so it can be welded back on.
"I deserve my piece back," McCafferty told DelDOT spokesman Bud Freel. "That's my property." [...]
"It irritates me when the government starts encroaching on people's freedom and taking their property," said Queitsch, who describes himself as a "constitutional activist."