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What a bunch of garbage!
An elderly Manhattan woman living on Social Security was slapped with a $100 ticket -- for throwing away a newspaper in a city trash can.
Delia Gluckin, 80, tossed the paper, which was in a white plastic shopping bag, in a bin right outside her Inwood apartment building Saturday morning and was immediately ambushed by a Department of Sanitation agent wielding a handheld computerized ticket book.
"I was walking to take the subway downtown and dropped it in a trash can, and this lady in a blue uniform ran up to me," Gluckin told The Post.
Originally posted by Crakeur
reply to post by mblahnikluver
actually, she can and if you read the article carefully, the cop said she threw out household trash in a bag that also included her newspaper. the can she used was marked with a sign that said "no household trash" or something along those lines.
some background about NYC. We have rats. Big ones. They love garbage that might contain some food. So do the homeless. When someone throws their household garbage, which often contains food within the bag, it sits in the can until the can is emptied. That means some homeless person might come along, tear open the bag, spilling the contents onto the sidewalk in an effort to get at some food. If a homeless person doesn't do this, the bag sits, waiting on the rats.
It's a health hazzard to leave food in the garbage cans.
Buildings have designated garbage pick up days and the bags are meant to be left on the street on those nights/mornings. The woman probably lives in a building where each resident is required to bring their own trash down on the designated trash days. There are plenty of areas in the city where this is the norm and this woman didn't want the trash in her apartment so she broke the law and dropped it in the can instead.
Claiming it was all over a newspaper is nonsense.
Originally posted by mblahnikluver
reply to post by machines4200
WOW..Another reason I have NO desire to live in NYC.
She can't throw away a paper? This is just ridiculous. It AMAZES me what people in the world get away with and yet you see things like this. Good thing the elderly woman is gonna fight it. She sounds feisty and I like it! Good for her for sticking up for herself and telling that ticket person what's up.