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'Mysterious Petworth Couch' Finally Moved

Viewer Dianna Graham let WUSA9 know about a discarded couch she saw at the intersection of Georgia Avenue NW and Iowa Avenue NW in the Petworth neighborhood for at least seven days. She complained the couch is "seen by many but addressed by none." WUSA9 went to Petworth and found a trio of neighborhood improvement contractors who said they are responsible for sidewalk cleaning and emptying public trash cans. They said they too had noticed the couch and that it is classified as bulk trash which is the responsibility of DC's department of public works to pick up. However, when a WUSA9 journalist began recording video, the team quickly loaded the couch in their pick up truck and hauled it away without explanation. During the encounter, the street cleaning crew said that abandoned furniture is and occasional problem in Petworth and that typically it is removed quickly when citizens call 311.

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