Well, since this IS the "opinion" section, I'll tell you mine:
There's absolutely NO chance this was an accident.
I'm not sure we need a "wilderness pole" on the boulevard. I'm not sure we need a boulevard, period. But I didn't join that discussion, so. :p I found some humor in the story, personally. The old saying, "You can't fight City Hall" ? Sure you can, long as you have a chain saw!
I'm a little confused on why the name of the person is such a secret, too.
Somehow that seems like a double-standard. And that adds fuel to my opinion that there's NO WAY this was accidental.