It started as some guy's idea to raise awareness of breast cancer. Quickly, it turned into an ordeal that divided and embarrassed the town. (Photo by: Louis Brems/The Herald-Dispatch.)
From start (The Painter simply started painting city property without asking permission) to finish (people continue to harass and insult the guy, and vandalize his efforts) this story is an example of how petty and self-involved we humans tend to be.
Oh yeah, ...October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But, I suppose, because of the bridge painting controversy and extended paint-time necessary to complete the job, Huntington gets two months of awareness for the price of one.