A sick joke? Posted signs liken homeless population to rats

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon
Signs in Chicago Liken Homeless People to Rats


CHICAGO - Signs likening the homeless to rats were spotted on Chicago's North Side. Some were tacked to utility poles in Bucktown.

The posters were designed to look like city posters warning about areas of rat poisoning. Instead of a picture of a rat, there's a drawing of a homeless person with the headline "Target: Bums."

City crews have been ordered to take down any of the fake signs they see.

There is no word on who is responsible for the signs.

5 PHOTOS
Posters that liken homeless people to rats upset in chicago
See Gallery
A sick joke? Posted signs liken homeless population to rats
(photo credit: WGN)
(photo credit: WGN)
(photo credit: WGN)
(photo credit: WGN)
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE
SHOW CAPTION +
HIDE CAPTION


More to see:
Loretta Lynch wins confirmation as attorney general
American, Italian hostages killed in US drone strike
Bride, groom and ghost? Mystery figure appears in wedding photo

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

From Our Partners