This is an internet funny that has had Son in Ohio LOL for days now, so I thought I'd share it with you all, in honor of Son's birthday, which is tomorrow. (He'll be 14.)
Just found this bit of background today--apparently the gag is even older than I thought...
In a New York newspaper The Olean Herald, 1884, there's a piece reprinted from the London Graphic:
"A countryman named William Stickers, flying to London to escape from rural justice, was appalled at reading on a wall: 'Bill Stickers Beware!' He went a little further, but reading again, 'Bill Stickers will be punished with the utmost rigour of the law,' gave himself up for lost and surrendered."
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