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Connecticut Ave. pothole: Man collects hubcaps

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CHEVY CHASE, Md. (WJLA) - Traffic currently moves at a snail’s pace on Connecticut Avenue. The reason? A pothole in the center lane that is so deep, it's sending hubcaps flying.

"My friend at church said, 'Randy, when are you going to fix that pothole in front of your house? Everybody's losing their hubcaps," said Randy Denchfield, who lives in the home right in front of the pothole.

On his way back from from church, Denchfield managed to scoop up 11 of them and put them on his fence so that drivers could see and possibly reclaim them.

He believes the pothole is roughly four or five days old, which is plenty of time to inflict a lot of damage on all makes and models of cars.

"In the old days, hubcaps were made out of metal -- now they're plastic and a lot lighter. I wonder if that has something to do with that," he said.

A self-proclaimed car nut and hubcap collector himself, Denchfield has more than a passing interest. And now, he has created a kind of street art with them – which is also something of a public service.

“It's not gonna last forever, so come get them while they're hot," he said.

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