Dear PoPville – Can I Do This to my Fence?

“Dear PoP,

Your recent post of a thief climbing a fence to steal two bikes inspired me to ask the following question.

Is there any DC zoning regulation that keeps me from embedding broken glass shards into cement on the top of my backyard/alley fence? I too had a bike stolen this past year, which required the thief to not only jump a 7 1/2 foot fence to get IN to my backyard, but to once again scale that fence (with a 50 pound bike in tow) to get out.

I can’t help but think that if a row of razor-sharp glass had stood between the thief and my sweet Schwinn Hornet Cruiser, they might have moved on.

I know glass shards sound a bit barbaric, but it’s so much nicer looking than razor wire…and let’s just say it would get the job done.”

Anyone know if this is legal or not?

Do you think it should be legal?

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