Post and photos by the Hawthorne Hawkman, image from the RES Realty Group website.
Thanks, Ed Kohler, for the inspiration to directly point out who is putting sign spam up in our neighborhoods.
While driving down Penn and Dowling today, I came across a piece of sign spam that was placed on the corner where a cemetery and funeral home were. That's low, even for a spammer. The dilapidated sign was snatched up and taken away. Then I went back home and searched for the phone number shown, and Mr. Brenner came up right away. We're usually not so fortunate as to get an image of our sign spammers, but Brenner's big suit came right up.
Searching for more info on Brenner's spamming business brings up all sorts of interesting connections...
He's listed as an agent for RES Realty Group, but the website on the sign, www.mnrenttoownhomes.com, doesn't have him prominently featured anywhere. There is one north Minneapolis property that comes up, 4343 Logan Avenue North. A Brooke Laroque is listed on the city's website as the property owner, but Hennepin County has a generic name, Urban Properties LLC as the owner. According to the Minnesota Secretary of State, Urban Properties is located at 1821 3rd St NE, a homesteaded property owned by Jennifer L Meyer.
Bob Brenner, you are today's face of sign spam, and if more of these pieces of litter show up in our community, Jennifer Meyer can expect them on her front lawn.