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Penis-Shaped Pillars Arouse Controversy In Scott Township, Pennsylvania

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These pillars are arousing controversy in Scott Township, Penn.
These pillars are arousing controversy in Scott Township, Penn.

Citizens of Scott Township, Pa., are in a nutty battle over a set of concrete pillars that some people feel look like concrete penises.

The pillars, actually bollards, were recently erected to keep traffic from driving into nearby structures. Four were installed at a bus stop near a church while six others are arrayed across the street, Philly.com reported.

In theory, most locals were behind the idea, but the elongated shape and rounded top of the pillars have aroused the wrong kind of community, according to resident Pat Martin.

"People are laughing at it. They're calling it Penis Road," she told the township commissioners Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

One commissioner, Eileen Meyers, said she didn't see the bollards before they were ordered and conceded that she would have preferred "something more antique"

Commissioner Bill Wells suggested flattening the tops of the bollards might improve the appearance, but officials are unsure of the cost, UPI.com reported.

Other locals don't think town officials should go do something half-cocked just because some people have an issue. One man went so far as to suggest that people need to “get their minds out of the gutter,” according to Dumb As A Blog.

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