A Gossips reader traveling in England not long ago snapped this picture in London.
It turns out that anti-climb paint acts as a deterrent because it stains skin and clothing, thus discouraging people from climbing the fence to gain entry into the enclosed area.
In Hudson, we don't mess around. This morning, this sign and several more like it were seen on the iron fence in front of 345 Allen Street.
The signs are positioned about five feet up from the ground, so even though the warning appears in three languages accompanied by an icon meant to show the fate of anyone who dares touch the fence, it's too high for children, the ones most likely to touch a fence casually as they pass, to see it, even if they could comprehend the sign's warning.
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