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Old 01-25-06, 01:34 AM
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Jan 23, 4:15 PM (ET)


EASTON, Pa. (AP) - A woman fined $173.50 for throwing salad greens out of her car says, lettuce not be too quick to judge her.

Dawn Higgins, 47, was cited Oct. 18 while parked outside a Wal-Mart in Lower Nazareth Township in eastern Pennsylvania.

"Lettuce comes from the ground, therefore it can go back into the ground," she said. "It's biodegradable. I didn't think I was doing anything wrong."

Higgins said she took her daughters and a friend to the store, and they stopped at a McDonald's along the way. She said she pulled into a parking space to finish her meal but decided not to eat the half-dozen or so leaves atop her salad.

After failing to appear in court Dec. 22, Higgins discovered she had been convicted in absentia and owed the state $173.50. She has appealed to Northampton County Court, where she said she will call her children and their friend as witnesses.

She also plans to bring along a salad to show leaves to the judge.
I guess I'm done throwing banana peels out my window..."O'Doyle RULES!!!"

I've always used the same reasoning...you should be able to "litter" bio-degradable food left-overs.
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Old 01-25-06, 01:44 AM
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I usually end up throwing a few pieces of bun out when I get a burger. I'd better make sure there are some birds around.
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Old 01-25-06, 07:13 AM
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It's McDonald's. You really want us to believe the lettuce is bio-degradable, lady?
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I always throw banana peels out the window. Mrs. Pusser started it and I told her she was littering. Her response: "they are biodegradable."
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My wife throws apple cores out the window. I guess I should report her to the local constabulatory.
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Originally Posted by Buford T Pusser
I always throw banana peels out the window. Mrs. Pusser started it and I told her she was littering. Her response: "they are biodegradable."
So are corpses, doesn't mean you can do it.
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I'll pass that info on and see how she likes it.
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So the lady like to toss salad....who am I to question that?
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was the problem more that she failed to appear in court
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So the lady like to toss salad....who am I to question that?




Damn I really am losing it.
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It is still rotting garbage while it decomposes/biodegrades. It may be better than plastic, but if everyone did this, our roads would be almost as disgusting as if we had 200 million horses crapping on them (that's biodegrabavle too). Sock to to her.
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I wonder if the cop who arrested her was carrying a salad shooter instead of a gun.
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even if the court tosses this out the window, hope she gets stuck with the absentia fine.

oh, and all of you should quit littering.
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Originally Posted by MartinBlank
Dawn Higgins, 47, was cited Oct. 18 while parked outside a Wal-Mart in Lower Nazareth Township in eastern Pennsylvania.

Higgins said she took her daughters and a friend to the store, and they stopped at a McDonald's along the way. She said she pulled into a parking space to finish her meal but decided not to eat the half-dozen or so leaves atop her salad.

"Lettuce comes from the ground, therefore it can go back into the ground," she said. "It's biodegradable. I didn't think I was doing anything wrong."
Uh, it doesn't biodegrade quite so fast on pavement, idiot.
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I think there's a huge difference between doing this in a parking lot or commercial area, as opposed to doing it on a back road out in the country. In the former, it looks nasty and it's likely someone's going to step in it. In the latter, it's probably going to be eaten by animals within a couple hours.
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Originally Posted by Buford T Pusser
I always throw banana peels out the window. Mrs. Pusser started it and I told her she was littering. Her response: "they are biodegradable."
but someone could slip on it...
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She also plans to bring along a salad to show leaves to the judge.
I'd bet he's seen a salad before.
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i toss food out the window. Usually onto a grassy median. Banana Peels and sandwich leftovers mostly. Thats what the ground is for. I figure I'm doing the ants and birds a favor.

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I'd bet he's seen a salad before.
She ought to drop a few leaves on the floor by his bench a couple days before the hearing and see what they look like the day of.
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The only two things that are allowed to come off a moving vehicle (not tossed out) are water droplets and poultry feathers.
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