Actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) humiliated himself after he bragged on social media about filling a pothole in Los Angeles.
Schwarzenegger posted a video of himself filling in a hole saying, “I always say, let’s not complain, let’s do something about it. Here you go.
“Today, after the whole neighborhood has been upset about this giant pothole that’s been screwing up cars and bicycles for weeks, I went out with my team and fixed it.”
There was one small problem for the Terminator actor, however.
According to a city official, it wasn’t a pothole but a service trench.
A city spokesperson said: “This location is not a pothole.
“It’s a service trench that relates to active, permitted work being performed at the location by SoCal Gas, who expects the work to be completed by the end of May.
“As is the case with similar projects impacting City streets, SoCal Gas will be required to repair the area once their work is completed,” the spokesperson said.
Today, after the whole neighborhood has been upset about this giant pothole that’s been screwing up cars and bicycles for weeks, I went out with my team and fixed it. I always say, let’s not complain, let’s do something about it. Here you go. pic.twitter.com/aslhkUShvT
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) April 11, 2023
Schwarzenegger accidentally fills in LA service trench he mistook as a pothole, city says https://t.co/SnAIHZfAVC pic.twitter.com/5PjL5gnUwn
— The Hill (@thehill) April 13, 2023
In the wake of the recent storms that drenched Southern California, Arnold Schwarzenegger decided to take matters into his own hands to patch up a giant pothole in his Los Angeles neighborhood. https://t.co/WraIFkfXTs pic.twitter.com/aMz3bnESTx
— ABC News (@ABC) April 12, 2023
According to NBC:
It was not immediately clear whether the hole Schwarzenegger filled in was scheduled for repair. SoCal Gas did not immediately respond to a request late Tuesday for comment to confirm whether the trench was still in use.
Daniel Ketchell, a spokesperson for Schwarzenegger, said Brentwood residents made repeated requests for repairs to the road since a series of winter storms in February and March.
Keith Mozee, executive director and general manager of the Bureau of Street Services, said last week that the department has received 19,642 pothole repair request since Dec. 30. About 17,459 of those requests have been completed, he said.
Under normal conditions, the repair response time is 1 to 3 days, he said. Crews are being diverted from other daily jobs to keep up with pothole repair demand, Mozee said.
“Repairing potholes is a daily task for us,” Mozee said during a news conference in the San Fernando Valley.
“We’re making good progress, but it’s not good enough for anyone who’s been impacted by a pothole.”
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