Before Penny Lane was in Paul McCartney’s ears and in his eyes, it was just another street in Liverpool. But since the 1967 release of the hit single, the byway in the Beatles’ hometown has become a hotbed of crime — namely, the near-ceaseless heists of street signs bearing the title of the famous song. Fed up with the cost and hassle of continually having to replacing the road markers, town officials instead screwed placards onto the sidewalk. When those were ripped out of the pavement, the city resorted to simply painting the words “Penny Lane” on nearby buildings. Blame it on the rock ‘n’ roll.