A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from January 01, 2024
“Don’t steal my tools. I need them to pay your benefits” (commercial vehicle sign)

“Don’t rob/steal my tools. I need them to pay your benefits” is a commercial vehicle sign that has been printed on many images.
 
“DON’T ROB MY TOOLS, I NEED THEM TO PAY YOUR BENEFITS” (shown on a vehicle sign) was posted on X/Twitter by Peter Beetlestone on January 15, 2017. “DONT ROB MY TOOLS, I NEED THEM TO PAY YOUR BENEFITS !!!” was posted on X/Twitter by #StoneyfieldDude on July 27, 2023.
 
“Just love this sign on a builders van from Stoke-OT in @kelvmackenzie column - ‘don’t steal my tools. I need them to pay your benefits’ 😂😂😂” was posted on X/Twitter by Howard Cox on January 20, 2017. “Don’t steal my tools. I need them to pay your benefits” is a commercial vehicle sign that was reported in Australia in January 2018. (The stories below wrongly add the word “for” in the second line, “I need them to pay for your benefits.”)
   
     
X/Twitter
Peter Beetlestone
@PVBeetlestone
Don’t rob my tools, I need them to pay your Benefits.
(The following text is shown on a sign on a truck.—ed.)
DON’T ROB
MY TOOLS,
I NEED THEM
TO PAY YOUR
BENEFITS
3:08 PM · Jan 15, 2017
   
X/Twitter
Howard Cox
@HowardCCox
Just love this sign on a builders van from Stoke-OT in @kelvmackenzie column - ‘don’t steal my tools. I need them to pay your benefits’ 😂😂😂
2:40 AM · Jan 20, 2017 from South East, England
   
X/Twitter
jojo
@Jordyearl
Dudes truck window said “don’t steal my tools I use them to pay for your benefits” lmao
8:07 PM · Feb 19, 2017
 
X/Twitter
Andrew Pines
@AndrewRPines
‘Please don’t rob my tools. I need them to pay your benefits’. That’s what this sign says.… https://instagram.com/p/BQ3SncAFsmo/
1:19 PM · Feb 23, 2017 from Camberwell, London
   
X/Twitter
NJP 1976
@nealp1976
Just passed a van with a sign in the back window “don’t steal my tools , I need them to pay your benefits ”  made me laugh 🤣🤣
1:53 AM · Jun 14, 2017 from West Bromwich, England
 
Daily Mail (UK)
‘Don’t steal my tools, I need them to pay for your benefits’: Tradesman’s hilarious sign on the back of his trailer to deter criminals
. Tradie trailer seen with sticker on the back warning thieves not to rob him
. ‘Don’t steal my tools, I need them to pay for your benefits,’ the sign read
. They are for sale online for as little as $5 in Australia in numerous styles
By NIC WHITE FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA
PUBLISHED: 17:54 EST, 23 January 2018 | UPDATED: 17:56 EST, 23 January 2018
     
New Zealand Herald
Tradie’s scathing message on back of ute goes viral
NZ Herald
24 Jan, 2018 07:45 PM
A tradesman sick of having his tools stolen from his work vehicle has turned to bumper stickers to humiliate potential thieves.
 
The scathing message, which was attached to the front of his trailer, is meant to make criminals think twice about taking what isn’t there.
 
“Don’t steal my tools, I need them to pay for your benefits,” the sign reads.
 
X/Twitter
Ray Rodden 🇬🇧
@roddytherobot
I remember seeing picture of sign on back of truck in America:
“Please don’t steal my tools, I need them to pay your benefits”
Could have been written with that insulate nutjob in mind.
Found It!
(The following text is on a sign.—ed.)
ATTENTION
DO NOT STEAL MY TOOLS
I NEED THEM TO PAY
YOUR BENEFITS
11:14 AM · Sep 22, 2021
 
X/Twitter
Thickdaddy
@thickdaddyyo
I saw this truck with writing saying “please don’t steal my tools I need them to pay for your welfare and benefits, thank you” … That’s a big fat PERIOD!
1:10 PM · Oct 20, 2021
 
X/Twitter
kc🖌️
@CaseysSthnBlue
I’m driving down the road and a big jacked up trump truck beside me has put “do not steal my tools I need them to pay for your food stamps”
if I was a thief I’d steal his tools, because he’s unapologetically a a@@hole
#ImNotGoingToApologizeFor thinking he’s a tool
#LocksWork
5:21 PM · Feb 28, 2022
 
X/Twitter
Nola Jefford
@njefford
Awesome! I saw a tailgate sticker recently on a pickup truck that read “Don’t steal my tools! I need them to pay for your government income!”😂
7:53 PM · Mar 14, 2022
 
X/Twitter
Sir Charles
@SirCharlesQuimk
Como ponía en una furgo en Londres que iba delante mío:
“Please don’t steal my tools, I need them to pay your benefits”.
5:08 AM · May 11, 2022
 
X/Twitter
shan ⭐️
@xShaaan
Work van parked outside with a sticker saying “don’t steal my tools I need them to pay your benefits”☠️
9:01 AM · Jun 1, 2022
 
X/Twitter
Doug Malone
@doumal4
Because if we don’t , we cannot continue to hand out everything for free! I saw a sticker on a truck at a jobsite, “Please don’t steal my tools, I need them to pay for your benefits!”
1:58 PM · Jul 3, 2022
 
X/Twitter
Patrick
@earth_soup
Just saw a van with “dont steal my tools, i need them to pay your benefits” on the back
So if you’re not on social welfare feel free to steal that guys stuff. Or even if you are. He deserves it.
5:30 AM · Jul 25, 2022
 
X/Twitter
Shopping Alert - Best and Top
@SAlertProBT
Don’t Steal My Tools! I Need Them to Pay Your Benefits – 6 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ die Cut Vinyl Decal for Cars, Trucks, Windows, Boats, Tool Boxes, etc NOT Printed! via
@amazon
#Amazon🇺🇸
amazon.com
Don’t Steal My Tools! I Need Them to Pay Your Benefits - 6 3/4” x 3 1/2” die Cut Vinyl Decal for…
Don’t Steal My Tools! I Need Them to Pay Your Benefits - 6 3/4” x 3 1/2” die Cut Vinyl Decal for Cars, Trucks, Windows, Boats, Tool Boxes, etc NOT Printed!
6:13 AM · Oct 9, 2022
   
iFunny
NFTgod
4 nov 2022
DON’T STEAL MY TOOLS, I NEED THEM TO PAY YOUR BENEFITS!
 
X/Twitter
#StoneyfieldDude
@StoneyfieldDude
DONT ROB MY TOOLS, I NEED THEM TO PAY YOUR BENEFITS !!! 
😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
1:13 PM · Jul 27, 2023
 
X/Twitter
Sal the Agorist
@SallyMayweather
(The following text is shown on a sign on a truck.—ed.)
DON’T ROB
MY TOOLS,
I NEED THEM
TO PAY YOUR
BENEFITS
10:44 PM · Aug 29, 2023

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