80-Year-Old New Yorker Cited for "Improper Refuse in a City Litter Basket"

1:00 AM, Dec 10, 2010   |    comments
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(AP)  A New York City woman says she'll fight a $100 summons for tossing a newspaper into a city litter basket. 

Delia Gluckin told The New York Post that she got the ticket from a Sanitation Department agent on Sunday. 

The Manhattan resident said she offered to take the paper out but the agent wrote out the summons for putting "improper refuse in a city litter basket." 

In a statement, the department said that many city residents use corner litter baskets as "their personal household dumping site." But it conceded that "being fined for tossing a newspaper into a basket is odd." 

The 80-year-old Gluckin says she's on a fixed income and will fight the fine. 

City litter baskets have signs that read: "litter only" and "no household trash."








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