Man Fined for Spitting on Sidewalk

Published 12/09 2013 10:15AM

Updated 12/09 2013 10:17AM

(KARE) Most of the sidewalks near the Dinkytown neighborhood in Minneapolis, Minnesota are now covered in snow. But that doesn't erase the bad taste left in Myles Thomas' mouth.

"I was walking to get some pizza with some buddies," Thomas said.

The 21-year-old said he was getting over an illness and he spit as he was walking. He quickly learned that's illegal in Minneapolis.

Police officers driving by in Dinkytown cited him for spitting, which carries a hefty fine. According to the city ordinance if you spit on sidewalks, bus or public areas it's a $115 misdemeanor.

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