Remember that house on Detroit's west side where someone painted "I will shoot you!" if you were caught breaking into it? The sign is much friendlier now.

The other day I was coming in off I-96 on the Davison and passed by the house. I noticed that the cat eyes on the garage were gone and there were big brown blotches on the bottom of the door.

I took a closer look (from a safe distance — thanks, Droid phone camera zoom!) and saw that the "I will shoot you!" threat was replaced by a calmer "Stay Out, Thank U." The things we do for journalism around these parts, I tell you.

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It seems that perhaps the offending sign-painter realized that shooting someone in a house that doesn't belong to you is illegal, as is the threat of doing so.

Either way, the next owner of the house — if there is one — now has the added cost of painting over what looks like a perfectly fine garage door.

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