To the how-do-they-do-it genre that includes crop circles and graffiti sprayed on interstate signs, or the teen-goof genre that includes planking, you can add this:
Someone in Spokane is stacking picnic tables.
Not just one table stacked on another, either. A recent stack in Riverfront Park involved 45 picnic tables. And on Friday, KREM reports, city workers discovered 35 tables in Manito Park had been stacked in a pyramid eight high.
It was the fourth picnic-a-mid in Spokane parks in recent weeks.
Maybe it’s a prank, or maybe it’s art. But the parks department wants the stackers to stop for one good reason: It’s dangerous. Spokane parks labor foreman David Randolph says workers earlier stopped some teens caught stacking tables. He says someone could be seriously injured or killed in a fall or by having a table fall on them.
No one knows how the stackers are doing it — some of these stacks are 30 feet tall. But there’s no mystery to undoing it. The city has had to bring in heavy equipment.
Includes material from The Associated Press