Taking stock of bandit signs in Fox Chase

There are a lot of bandit signs in Fox Chase, but there’s also Fox Chase Town Watch. A Fox Chase Town Watch member has taken it upon himself to help remove the neighborhood’s graffiti and bandit signs — the signs illegally posted on poles that advertise things like, “we buy houses.”

On Aug. 31, an accounting of signs collected since July 15 was taken to tally what their owners owe, since the City of Philadelphia charges $75 to $300 (based on how many offenses there have been) for the bandit signs.

Here’s the information the FCTW shared with us:

We Buy Houses 267-467-4322: Signs = 1, Fine = $75.00 – $300.00

We Buy Houses 267-982-2142: Signs = 1, Fine = $75.00 – $300.00

We Buy Houses 267-982-2142: Signs = 2, Fine = $150.00 – $600.00

Recent removal spots

-NW corner of Rhawn and Castor -SW corner of Rhawn and Castor -NW corner of Rhawn and Horrocks near Dattilo’s Deli -NE corner of Rhawn and -Bustleton by Redemption Lutheran Church -SE corner of Rhawn and -Bustleton by the Coastal station -SW corner of Rhawn and Bustleton -Near SE corner of Rhawn and Bradford -SE corner of Rhawn and Roosevelt Blvd. -SW corner of Solly and Summerdale -NW corner of Solly and Frontenac -Near 401 Rhawn Street -SE corner of Godfrey and Tabor Avenue -Near NW corner of Welsh and Verree facing south

Hardwood Flooring 267-432-5721: Signs = 8, Fine = $600.00 – $2,400.00

Food Delivery Team 267-322-8114: Signs = 9, Fine = $675.00 – $2,475.00

Daddy’s Fast Cash (buy houses): Signs = 18, Fine = $1,350.00 – $5,400.00

I Buy Houses (hand-scrawled) 267-685-6142: Signs = 20, Fine = $1,500.00 – $6,000.00

JUNK CARS $250 Cash Paid 267-229-1970: Signs = 38, Fine = $2,850.00 – $11,400.00

JUNK CARS $400 267-601-4040: Signs = 55, Fine = $4,125.00 – $16,500.00

I’ll Buy Your House in 7 Seconds: Signs = 56, Fine = $4,200.00 – $16,800.00

JUNK CARS $250 215-740-6116: Signs = 375, Fine = $28,125.00 – $112,500.00

Total Signs = 583, Total Fine Revenue Lost to the City of Philadelphia = $43,725.00 – $174,900.00

Find more information about the FOx Chase Town Watch’s work check out their graffiti and sign removal stories here and here.

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