Particularly if the leaf pile is in the middle of the street. Who piles their leaves in the middle of the street? No one. This is not going to happen. If the city trucks in your neighborhood are driving on the sidewalk and cutting through lawns, you have greater problems on your hands. For example, you’ve slipped through the cracks of reality into an alternate universe where trucks are a law unto themselves. “Mashed together, leaves & blood make a nice oatmeal of autumn pain,” claim the cookbooks of that crazy universe.