Police plan to use gear oil instead of Crisco oil to grease poles: Sources

- With all the excitement of the big game, Philadelphia police are stepping up security for the city to make sure we all stay safe. With the Crisco not working as well as they thought it would after the last game. Police are using something new —something you're not going to want all over you—gear oil.

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Regular gear oil is like the consistency of molasses. The guys over at Evans Gulf on Spring Garden know all about gear oil. They use it almost every day at the garage. They're not big fans of the gooey substance.

"It's thick. You can't get it off your clothes. It smells and really tough to clean up."

Sources say police plan to use a form of gear oil instead of Crisco oil to grease poles along Broad Street and up in the Northeast for Sunday nights expected Eagles celebration.  

Tom Flora says fans should be aware if you're planning on wearing your favorite Birds jersey and scaling up a pole with this stuff on it. Well, good luck trying to clean your jersey.

We went to H & Z Laundry on the Boulevard where customers told FOX 29 not even the Senior Super Load  washer set on heavy soil will get gear oil out.

Police also say fans who join the celebration will see more Philly and State Police. There will also be a lot mounted police on street corners. If things get out of hand, police in those so called "turtle"protective suits might come out, too.

"We are about business, but we are also about letting people celebrate as long as it's done peacefully," Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said. 

 

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