Well, this is one way to try and deter thieves.
The sign was stuck up in the window of a New York toy shop. Among other things, the shop had a number of very alluring and rather splendid remote controlled cars.
A visit to this particular toy shop was featured in the television programme: ‘Last Chance Lawyer, NYC.’ The criminal defence attorney, Howard Greenberg, who ‘stars’ in this programme, drew our attention to the sign.
I suppose New York does have a rather distinct culture. And, in a sense, this sign is the perfect riposte to the cliche: ‘a picture is worth a thousand words.’ This sign has just six words – and that’s the long and the short of it.
Post script: As the cultural commentator P.J. Villiers remarks, the sign has ‘neither finesse nor irony.’ (But it does have sellotape.)