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Zymier D. Johnson-Nobles gets his sign, and some time in jail, Bethlehem police say

By Len Righi, WFMZ.com Reporter
Published On: Mar 20 2013 06:34:28 PM CDT
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -

Comic Bill "Here's Your Sign" Engvall might appreciate what a Lehigh County man did near Liberty High School on Tuesday night, but Bethlehem police did not find it funny at all.

Zymier D. Johnson-Nobles was caught in the back seat of a car holding a portable "Yield to Pedestrians" sign he had grabbed from the middle of the road in the 200 block of East Fairview Street, near Liberty High School, at about 10:45 p.m., officials said.

Bethlehem Area School District security officer Wilford Williams stopped the car Johnson-Nobles was riding in, and he told police he saw Johnson-Nobles leave the car and take the $223 sign, which is owned by the district, officials said.

Johnson-Nobles, 19, of 731 Front St., Catasauqua, was arraigned early Wednesday morning on charges of theft, receiving stolen property, and disorderly conduct and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $5,000 bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 9 a.m. March 29.