Biggs: Aaron Rodgers street sign theft convicted

The man who made off with the Aaron Rodgers Drive street sign in the middle of the night just prior to the Packers’ game at Lambeau Field against Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings has been convicted.

Thomas Hodkiewicz, first identified by the National Football Post, was convicted Tuesday of disorderly conduct and interference of a traffic sign, according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette. He was ordered to pay a fine of $366.

Hodkiewicz was arrested in the wee hours on Oct. 31 after removing the sign that had been put up to commemorate Rodgers, the Packers quarterback, and replace Minnesota Ave. in the city for the weekend. Hodkiewicz told police he just wanted to take pictures with the sign, and authorities dropped theft charges against the man, who reportedly has no criminal past. Hodkiewicz is a Green Bay Water Utility employee and he served a six-day unpaid suspension.

Police spotted a green glow coming from Hodkiewicz’s car and pulled him over at 2:30 a.m. They found the sign and he was arrested. He posted $366 bail, which was converted to pay his fine. Next time, the trunk will be a great place for the street sign.

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