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Minneapolis man ticketed for spitting
MINNEAPOLIS - A Minneapolis man is ticketed for breaking a law he didn't know existed and now he'll have to pay a substantial fine.
Most of the sidewalks near Dinkytown 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 and I was walking down the street,
Thomas says he spit as he was walking, which he quickly learned, is illegal in Minneapolis.
I actually was shocked I was like wow, you know?
Police officers cited him for spitting, which carries a hefty fine. According to the ordinance, if you spit on sidewalks, bus or public areas it's a $115.
The law isn't unique to Minneapolis, St. Paul has a similar one too. Spitting on the floor or furnishing of a boat, canoe, building or walkway, is illegal too. If you're caught doing that it will also cost you $115.
It's a little wacky. I mean what can you do though? It is a law you're supposed to obey the laws of the land. says Thomas
Thomas says he'll pay the fine.