See what a little initiative can do?
This young chap tried something different and was duly rewarded. His new employer said: "There are not many unemployed people who would have done that and I thought that anyone who wanted a job that much deserved a chance......".
Presumably the police and local authority had not yet got out of bed otherwise there would no doubt have been charges levied that he was a distraction to motorists and could be the cause of an accident or that he had not filled in the requisite form(s) to use local authority maintained land - there is bound to be one law, in the 3000+ passed in the last few years that could have been used!
H/T: A 'tweet' from AmbushPredator for the story.