Dear PoP – Rogue Plow Edition from Odentex

alley2a, originally uploaded by Prince of Petworth.

Never let it be said that working for DC government has to be boring.
Check out this help wanted ad:

“Are you the kind of fellow that likes to break things, set fires, and knock old ladies over in the snow? You might think there is no career for you in government other than to run for Congress — au contraire mon frere! The DC DDOT is always looking for snow plow drivers who like a little destruction to ‘break up’ the monotony of the gray working day.

Turn that frown upside down Atilla! DDOT wants YOU! Do you think you’d have fun mangling back fences, crushing elderly peoples’ trashcans, and generally making DC alleyways resemble the set of a Mad Max movie? Then drop the matches and gasoline and come on down to DDOT!

Whether you prefer to drive hulking trucks drunker than Cooter Brown or high on PCP we can accommodate your need for giggle-filled afternoons of property destruction. No insurance? NO PROBLEM! No license? FORGETABOUTIT! No scruples or common decency? A-OK!

Check out the fun that Plow Specialist First Class Beel Z. Bubb had just this Tuesday in a Petworth alleyway!



Those interested in a satisfying career spent wrecking both private and public property should call the DC DDOT career hot line at 202 HIT-N-RUN.”

P.S. PoP: Unluckily for the driver in this particular truck-o-death pictured, several wonderful neighbors caught him in the act and, as you can see, at least one neighbor took photos of part of his reign of destruction in the alleyway Tuesday witch included the murder of several trashcans and the mangling of at least one chain link fence.

The authorities are now on the lookout for a slow moving plow with several garbage cans fused to its blade. They think they might crack this case by 2012 — if only they had something more to go on than crystal clear photos depicting the act in broad daylight and several eye witnesses.

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  • Ha!

    If only they plowed our alley… or maybe not.

  • Vonstallin

    Haaaa Haaaaa
    I bet his thermos was spiked with a little extra “Warm Spirits”…lol
    Thats my dog !

  • Von: One of the neighbors who witnessed the events Tuesday suggested he might have been driving with his friend Jim Beam, but as far as I know he didn’t wait around for the breathalyzer test– he had places to go, fences to plow over. But residents shouldn’t worry, I’m sure this will spark a round of training at DDOT Snow Plow Academy on how best to escape without being caught on film wrecking an entire block of trashcans and fences.

    While my cynical posting focuses on the absurdity of the event, I would like to highlight this:

    You do not mess with old Petworthians. They are watching you ALL THE TIME. No less than a half dozen neighbors were on this fool like white on rice. Taking pictures, calling the city, and letting others know what went down within minutes of the event. Honestly, while it’s disturbing that this guy decided to run off after he’d wrecked everything in the alley, the fact that all the neighbors are on top of this is really great and another reason I really like PW.

  • saf

    Odentex – I’m not sure it’s DDOT. I think it’s actually DPW. Where did you all report this to?

  • According to the city it’s DDOT. It was reported to ANC Joe Martin by a neighbor about 10 minutes after it happened. From there, Muriel Bowser, and the appropriate DDOT people were informed. Both Joe and Muriel responded right away and sicced their peeps on DDOT.

    Actually, I hope it’s not DPW since I have a long and well documented love for DPW and their willingness to recycle just about any piece of junk I put out back and their prompt fixin’ of my broken trash can.

    Bill Howland for DC Dictator!

  • Vonstallin

    Odentex Says:
    January 30th, 2009 at 9:53 am

    I wonder if its his friend Jim Bean’s fault….maybe he ask to steer the wheel and the driver gave in, lol…

  • Do you mean the driver actually drove off after this?! He just left? Outrageous. Truly. Two demerits.

  • Well, he didn’t immediately drive off. He had to remove parts of the destroyed fence from his plow first.

    Then he skedaddled.

  • Odentex: So true… As a single white woman with a tiny, non-threatening dog, I surprisingly never feel unsafe in my home. My neighbors are 30 year residents who could not be kinder or more nosey. They on top of it all. The neighbor two doors down (Jean, some of you may know him from the 5100 block of 3rd Street) mows the lawn, brings in the trash cans, shovels the walk, etc, and keeps us informed of all the goings-on on our block. One of many perks of this ‘hood! 🙂

  • at least they plowed.
    in 2004 during the big Pres. Day storm, even though Mayor Williams proclaimed that all streets had been plowed, he clearly had not checked the 700 blk of Newton place, because it was not.

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