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On Jan. 29, Helener Scott passed the corner of Central and Southern Avenues SE for the last time. That evening, Scott was on her way home to the Hacienda co-op on the 100 block of 58th Street SE when drug dealers and other toughs surrounded her car, threatening her when she refused to buy drugs. Since then, rather than pass the corner, Scott has taken an illegal detour—the wrong way down one-way 58th Street—to get home. Other co-op residents have joined Scott in flouting the one-way signs, and they hope to petition the D.C. Department of Transportation to make the street two-way. But in the meantime, the residents are running afoul of the law, though none have yet been ticketed; Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson Officer Junis Fletcher says police can’t overrule traffic signs except in emergency situations. But Scott’s more afraid of the drug boys than the boys in blue: “If they give me a ticket, I’ll fight it,” she says. “I’m not going up that street.” —Mike DeBonis