By Paul Kurtz
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – If you can fry an egg on a sidewalk, just think what the oppressive heat is doing to other items, such as horse manure.READ MORE: Pennsauken Police Searching For Hit-And-Run Driver Who Killed Shadid Fauntleroy While Crossing Route 130
On the streets of Old City, the air has been thick with the odor of horses and the waste they leave behind.
“It just smells,” one man said. “Smells like a dead person. Unbearable…because they don’t bring no water down here to rinse it out, so it just sits there until it dries up and breaks into the sun.”READ MORE: Man Robs 16-Year-Old Girl At Knifepoint At SEPTA Station, Police Say
A tourist attendant near 5th and Market has seen and smelled worse.
“I had somebody come up here on Market Street, and underneath the horses’ butt is a bag…And the lady that was on the bag right there and just tilt the bag over and put all the dookee in the street,” he recalls. “And just kept it moving. She did that with a customer on her carriage, and I had to clean it up.”
It’s the carriage drivers job to clean up the mess, but streets department trucks also come through Old City twice a day.MORE NEWS: University Of Delaware Hosts Campus Safety Event On Gender-Based Violence Following Arrest Of Brandon Freyre