The illegal yard sales along Braddock Road are spreading like a cancer to more houses. The photos on this page, taken on Sunday, July 23, show a huge “bazaar” on the front lawn at 3906 Braddock, as buyers browse among large appliances, furniture, TVs, and other items shipped to the site for a quick sale.
Neighbors who have been observing these weekly sales, and who prefer to remain anonymous, speculate that the sales are likely organized and conducted by the same people who have been cited by Fairfax County code compliance officials for conducting illegal sales at 3908, 4508, and 4127 Braddock Road. The merchandise on sale at all those sites are similar, and observers believe the items are being stored at 3908 Braddock.
In addition to the illegal yard sales, complaints have been filed for 3906 Braddock for dwelling overcrowding, egress problems, outdoor storage, a large and dangerous dead tree, construction debris in the yard, and parking on the grass.
Community leaders have called for a meeting with county officials next week to request a comprehensive investigation and to ensure that enforcement of zoning laws will be carried out on weekends.