June 4, 2019– Mary Greeley News – Residents of Kitsap County, Washington state were surprised to receive calls from the Public Works department informing them that their street name would be changed from Clear Creek Road to Cannabis Way.
Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on who you ask), the calls were a hoax.
Officials at Kitsap County Public Works were forced to issue a notice advising residents to “hang up” on any call they receive from anyone claiming to be a Public Works employee informing them of planned changes on residents’ property.
County public communications manager Doug Bear told the Seattle Times last week that the department started receiving reports from residents about the calls late last week.
“They mostly called because it’s out of character for the county,” said Bear. “So, they called to verify that it was someone from the county, and that’s how we discovered it was not.”
The caller identifies himself as Bob Doblina from Kitsap Public Works.
Hip-hop enthusiasts may recognize the name from the 1991 Del the Funky Homosapien (fka Del Tha Funkee Homosapien) track “Mistadobalina,” which includes the lyrics “Mista Bobalina, Mr. Bob Dobalina/ Mista Dobalina won’t you quit?/ You really make me sick with your fraudulent behaviour” and “Ooh, ooh, Mista Dobalina, you thought ya could manipulate/ You thought you could fool me, ooh, ooh, Mista Dobalina.”
credit: In part with https://www.thegrowthop.com/cannabis-news/prankster-calls-washington-state-residents-saying-their-street-to-be-renamed-cannabis-way