OK, this is gross. So if you don’t feel like gagging, don’t watch the video. But if you live in Pennsport, you may be able to stop this jerk from leaving his dog’s shit all over the neighborhood.
You may remember that back in April, we told you we wanted to start a dog-shit crusade. The idea was prompted after an admirable resident of the 1600 block of S. 12th Street posted a sign at the parking lot behind El Zarape telling all the bad pet owners to clean up after their pets. That post was one of the most well-read we’ve ever had, signaling what a big issue this is to South Philadelphians.
We also told you in that post that if you had video of a violator, we’d post it online. So here ya go, at Front and Sigel streets.
Now, remember, folks, this is not a call for vigilante justice. Do not do anything stupid like slash the guy’s tires or throw a brick through his window. But if you know where he lives, you can call 3-1-1 to report him. Keep the ticket number to track the problem. The city will send a warning letter to his house, and for a second offense, he’ll be fined.
This has worked for us in the past when a particularly bad neighbor of Passyunk Post world headquarters let his dog wander around without a leash. Called 3-1-1, letter got sent, and no more poop problem.
We’ll conquer this problem yet.
Special thanks to the tipster who sent us this video. Have any other, nonpoop-related tips? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll check it out.