Pennsylvania neighbors erect “anti-crime” wall


(WBRE) – Residents of a Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania neighborhood have put up a fence in an effort to stop drug dealing and prostitution.

The fence is six feet tall and 30 feet long.

“These people think that they literally own the street anymore. I’m tired of it. I’m not doing it anymore. I’m going to take back our neighborhood,” says Bruce Fairchild. He paid $1,200 to have the fence installed.

Fairchild and his neighbors say they have all had encounters with people they describe as “shady characters”.

“They walk right up through my property and sometimes sit on my steps. It’s not acceptable. You tell them that and they don’t care,” says Butch Keithline. 

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