A 40 South reader posted photos from Google Maps on 40 South Facebook wondering about the ‘puncture hazard’ warned of on Commonwealth Avenue in the Ellendale neighborhood in the city of St. Louis.
The sign and hazard were placed there by the property’s owner, Gary Tash.
He said in a rambling interview for 40 South in 2015 that he was tired of large trucks driving over his yard, so this was his solution. The sign warns of steel spikes that would puncture any tires. Pedestrians are protected from the spikes by pieces of plywood.
Tash is a retired physician who is now a skilled woodworker and gardener. See the 2015 article here.