Running Shoes Over Telephone Wires. Shoe-throwing is often associated with tossing a pair of shoes with the laces tied together onto raised wires such as telephone wires and power lines, as well as trees. Old running shoes hanging from trees and power lines are 'gang signs.'. rhyme or reason to it than there is to those sneakers hanging over telephone wires. . answer as to why those shoes hang .
Supposedly signals a location where drugs can be purchased;. ETSA Utilitiesı General Manager Business Relations, Craig Cock, says "In recent weeks our line crews have had to be deployed to removing shoes which have been thrown onto power lines in the Adelaide metropolitan area. Used to be a gang sign — sneakers hanging over telephone or electrical wires were to designate gang turf.
The shoes are tied together by their laces, and the pair is then thrown at the wires as a sort of bolas.
Throwing shoes – or any object – over power lines is a risky and costly activity and should not be undertaken.
The laces of the shoes are tied together, then lobbed up to the wire(s) so that the shoes hang and dangle. However, older homes may only have quad telephone wire, in which the wire pairs are not twisted at all. As for any other kind of shoe, i have always been led to believe that this is a sign that the area (can be postal code or street block) is the drug dealing grounds of a.