Jalopnik Hangs With Traffic Barrel Monster

The Traffic Barrel Monster is one of our favorite stories this year, so when we saw him hanging out at the North Carolina State Fair we had to stop for a picture.

Not only is the original on display at the state fair, but he's joined by a female monster friend at one of the fair's entrances. Then there's the Monster couple above shops near the NC State campus. It's kind of amazing how far the artist behind this has come; from a wanted man to a local hero.