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Urban Legends/Myths

Okay -

So, pretty much anywhere you go in the US that has electrica/telephone cables strung along the telephone poles ... you'll find sneakers thrown so they loop over the cables that cross intersections.

Is there any urban legends/myths/folk tales about why people do this or what they mean?

Thanks

ETA:Thanks everybody! It looks like the general, but by no means universal, meaning is related to gang territorial markers or drug availibility. With a few bullying behaviors, sexual escapades and military freedom options thrown in.

Which is great, actually, because that means I can use it to mean whatever I want in my 'near-future-supernatural-cop-story'.
Tags: usa: folklore
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