Skip to comments.Upper East Side Woman, Darbe Pitofsky, Ticketed For Using City Trash Can
Posted on 07/05/2011 1:48:05 PM PDT by Red Badger
An elderly Upper East Side woman claims a sanitation agent chased her, threatened her with arrest and slapped her with a ticket for putting day-old newspapers in a city trash can.
Darbe Pitofsky, 83, said she was on her way for a cup of coffee around 6:30 a.m. on June 25 when she threw a brown bag filled with old papers in a city litter basket near her apartment on East 71st Street.
She said a sanitation worker quickly jumped out of his vehicle and demanded her information to write a summons.
I froze, Pitofsky told 1010 WINS Carol DAuria. He just frightened the hell out of me, scared me to death, I was terrified.
She said the worker demanded a form of identification and threatened to put her away if she didnt comply.
Pitofsky said it took the worker 25 minutes to write the summons and when she complained that it would cost her $100, she said he threatened to make it $300.
A representative for the Sanitation Department said street baskets are for pedestrian use only but added Pitofsky can challenge the ticket if she thinks there has been a mistake.
Litter baskets across the city are marked with stickers that read no household trash or no business trash, along with a warning of a $100 fine for violation. The Sanitation Department has a platoon of enforcement agents tasked with enforcing litter basket laws. Their duties even include doing detective work on trash suspected of being illegally dumped.
Pitofsky says she has already filed a complaint.
Her story is similar to that of 80-year-old Delia Gluckin, who last December, was also fined $100 for improper disposal for throwing her newspaper in a trash can in Inwood.
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I feel soooo much safer now............Glad Bloomies Goons are on the job!.............
I picture a flash mob of senior citizens descending on a container and bumping trash from New Jersey and escaping en masse in their motorized wheel chairs.
Shades of the 2010 Audi “Green Police” TV ad.
"He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our People, and eat out their substance."
- The Declaration of Independence
Rage against the machine!
It is all about revenue.
Exactly my sentiments. I laugh at the fools who would remain in a city run by sadistic leftists. Where's the worlds smallest violin?
When all the taxpayers leave NYC, who will pay all these fat parasites’ fat salaries?......................
Good thing she didn’t fire up a fat Maduro.
They’d have had ol’ Sparky at Sing Sing, warming up in the bullpen.
no good deed goes unpunished.. here is the message this sends. just leave the trash on the ground because it’s the job of the government to sort it.
Life imitates art....................
That looks like my Brother-in-Law!.................
If she was on foot,,,, she was a pedestrian!
I’m just real glad my trash pick up is paid for by me, by choice.
Theses degenerate bstards have been doing this for 20 years at least, I got a ticket for the same thing back in 92.
Packed up my van and left that commie hellhole next day
Is that the old soldier who used to protect Jack Benny’s vault?
Yeah, we must be a couple of chumps.
Why am I paying hard-earned money to have the garbage man stop by my home once a week to pick up my household trash? I should just be able to bag it up and toss it in the city receptacles for free like this old lady believes she's entitled to do.